With Fabio Cannavaro departing Guangzhou Evergrande in dramatic style on Thursday evening and Luiz Felipe Scolari announced as his successor, Wild East Football takes a look at some of the initial Weibo reaction to the changes.
(This page will be updated throughout the hours ahead)
Guangzhou Evergrande reporter Pan Weili of 3g.cn hinted at the reaction of the Evergrande squad:
He then suggested more developments to follow:
Evergrande striker Gao Lin, enjoying his best scoring run in several seasons under Cannavaro posted:
Former China international and briefly Everton defender Li Weifeng added:
For Zuqiu magazine journalist Zhao Zhen, it is merely a case of history repeating itself:
On Twitter, emotions were running similarly high:
— 温旭WenXu (@WenXu99) June 4, 2015
@fabiocannavaro I really can’t to say Goodbye at this moment!You do the best in Guangzhou!Just want to say thank you,Fabio!
— Kimi (@Minerva_PaPa) June 4, 2015
So suddenly I can not accept, I will miss you.-Canton fans @fabiocannavaro
— Janto (@Janto1030) June 4, 2015
@fabiocannavaro Thanks for your great coach experience in Guantzhou FC! Best wishes to your new adventures, we will miss you a lot!!
— Jun Guo (@bigheadzen) June 4, 2015
With lots of injuries by now, Cannavaro managed to advance to quarter final in ACL and keep 2nd place in CSL. Great performance for starter.
— GZ Evergrande News (@cantonfcnews) June 4, 2015
And finally, Fabio Cannavaro celebrates Zheng Long’s late equaliser just an hour before his Evergrande departure was announced: