Fabio Cannavaro has been reinstated as the manager of the Chinese Super League team Guangzhou Evergrande.
Only last week, the club announced that the Italian World Cup winner was relieved of his duties as manager.
The first team responsibilities were handed to Zhang Zhi on an interim boss basis.
The reports from the club used the term “cultural enterprise studies class.”
However, after only one week, it appears that Cannavaro is now sufficiently culturally educated.
According to goal.com, the club released a statement confirming that he assumed his role in its full capacity once more.
The statement read:
“Following the group’s notice, Cannavaro will return to Evergrande FC and continue to be the head coach.”
“On the afternoon of November 3, Cannavaro presented a written report to Xu Jiayin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Evergrande Group, and made a serious summary and profound reflection on the work of the 2019 season.”
“Xu Jiayin affirmed the merits of Cannavaro’s diligent study, vigorous behavior, and the effectiveness of training young players.”
“He criticized Fabio’s ability to correct mistakes and the lack of strict management of the team.”
“Xu Jiayin hopes that Cannavaro will practice the Evergrande cultural concept of “f you do something, you have to be the best.”
“Also further strengthen the study and study harder, improve the comprehensive level of the coaching staff.”
“Through strict management, rewards and punishments to enhance the overall effectiveness of the team and to fight for the [eighth] title of the Super League.”
It has definitely been a bizarre week in the world of Chinese football, and it remains to be seen if the incident has a lasting effect on the Italian’s relationship with his employers.
Evergrande sits at the top of the CSL, if this was to be Cannavaro’s last season before trying his luck elsewhere going out at the top is a serious possibility.