Hong Kong FA chief: We want to enter Chinese FA Cup

In a wide-ranging exclusive interview, Hong Kong FA Mark Sutcliffe reveals his belief that  entering a team from the SAR into the Chinese FA would be an ideal first step towards some integration with the Mainland Chinese football system. The suggestion that a Hong Kong team may one day play in the CSL has been mooted several […]

Sven – I wanted to coach Chinese national side, but CFA offered Olympic role instead

Sven-Goran Eriksson, currently coach of high-flying Guangzhou R&F, makes an amazing revelation in an interview originally published in his club’s match day program. The decorated former England, Roma, Lazio and Manchester City coach reveals he once offered to take up the reins of the Chinese national side, yet the Chinese FA refused and asked him […]

WEF Exclusive: McGowan unsurprised by Australia World Cup place

Australia’s squad for the 2014 World Cup has been named and Shandong Luneng’s Ryan McGowan was not shocked by booking his place in Ange Postecoglu’s side, he revealed exclusively to Wild East Football. “I’m not really that surprised, the coach has said all along that if you are playing regularly for your club it doesn’t […]

WEF Exclusive: Dejan Damjanovic on World Cup qualifiers, Montenegro and Chinese talent

A three time K-League top-scorer, twice K-League winner and thorn in the side of England during 2014 World Cup qualification, Dejan Damjanovic was quite a catch for Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Sainty in the winter transfer window. Finishing his time in Korea on the losing side of the 2013 AFC Champions League final,  prior […]

Guizhou’s eyebrow-raising ACL snub predictable says former Dalian star

Guizhou Renhe’s decision to field vastly under-strength side for their final ACL group match against Western Sydney Wanders (WSW) was predictable and the club’s own fault, says former Dalian Aerbin defender Daniel Mullen. The south-west China side were already eliminated before their final group match against the A-League side last week, and caused a stir […]