July 14: Xinhua reported that a group of 57 coaches from China has enrolled on a 12-week training and management program in Manchester. The program is being run by the University of Manchester and the Manchester Football Association.
Supported by the Chinese Consulate, it is one of three coaching programs in Britain for Chinese coaches this year. It is aimed at improving the overall level of Chinese football.
As part of the program, the coaches will pay a visit to St George's Park, home of the Manchester City and Manchester United training complexes. In addition, they will also attend the FA Community Shield at the start of the 2017/18 season.
Group co-ordinator, Deng Shijun said he was very impressed by the great learning and living conditions that Manchester provides.
Professor Clive Agnew, vice-president for Teaching, Learning & Students at the University of Manchester said: "Our support to the delivery of this football program is another strand to further develop our strong relationship with China."
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