06 January 2012

Ten Cate took control of the Chinese Shandong Luneng

Henk ten Cate, number two during Frank Rijkaard's stage in Barça and former coach of Ajax and Panathinaikos, he has arrived in China to be made position of Shandong Luneng, one of the most important clubs in the country.

In his presentation to the media, Ten Cate was achieved ambitious and said the league title for the club, winner of the recent championships 2006, 2008 and 2010 but last season had to settle for fifth place.

"I want players to see me as a brilliant professor," he said immodestly coach was quoted Saturday by the official Xinhua news agency.

In the past 20 years, Ten Cate has directed 14 teams, in addition to his work as an assistant at Barcelona and Chelsea.

After two decades in teams of all Europe, the 57 year-old coach gave an exotic turn to his career in 2009 to direct the one Al Ahli of Arab Emirates (group at the moment trained by Spanish Quique Flores) Emirates, and later it proved luck in Umm Salal of Qatar, club that he abandoned to rush to the Chinese adventure. (via SPORT)