“Promotion is easier than avoiding relegation” China League One fans Preview 2014

Even to seasoned correspondents, the lower reaches of the Chinese football league system can have an air of mystery about them. With the China League One  season kicking off on March 15, Wild East Football  delves into this under publicized division with what is most likely a first on the English internet – an interview […]

Inside Chinese Football: Guizhou coach who wrote Mourinho training manual

A curiosity of the 2013 season was the continued reign of Guizhou Renhe’s Gong Lei as ‘caretaker’ manager at the club despite being in charge for the entirety of a successful CFA Cup winning and AFC Champions League qualifying season. Gong Lei’s longevity in the caretaker role is surely due in part to his unsung […]

Matic, Paartalu, Damjanovic and Joel Griffiths, the China Interview Part II

What is your impression of China? Can you use chop sticks? Do you speak Chinese? For too long the foreign football player in China has been subject to the same questions from interviewers and we at Wild East Football intend to remedy this situation by asking four players the questions that you the readers need […]

Exclusive: Teenage star Wang Shuang gunning for success in 2014

December’s annual AFC Awards were a major success for China, with Guangzhou Evergrande’s success in the Champions League ensuring that the country was well represented when it came to the gala in Kuala Lumpur. Of course, while it was heralded as a success for the Chinese Football Association, all the nominees and winners on the […]

Marcello Lippi talks Guangzhou Evergrande and winning worldwide

Who the greatest Italian manager of all time?  Very few would disagree with Marcello Lippi. Winner of five Serie A titles, the UEFA Champions League and the 2006 World Cup, the 65 year old manager of Guangzhou Evergrande requires little introduction. With the 2013 Chinese Super League and ACL titles in the bag Lippi has […]