Italian Marcello Lippi quit as China coach after Syria defeat. IC
Marcello Lippi quit coaching Team China for the second time after the 2-1 World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria in Dubai on Nov 14. He did so because results on the field could not justify (证明……有理) his sizable salary, the 71-year-old Italian told media in his home country. The 2006 World Cup winner was reportedly being paid around $20 million per year. “My pay is very high, and I take all the blame,” Lippi said after the match.