Chinese Super League soccer team Beijing Guo'an fired boss and former Italian champion manager Alberto Zaccheroni Friday, after his side's poor start to the 2016 season.

Having managed some of Italy's top clubs, including AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Juventus, along with the Japan national team, Zaccheroni joined Guo'an in January this year, with the team finishing fourth in the CSL in 2015, a year after finishing second.

However, Guo'an has only won two of its first nine matches so far this season, on only seven goals. Assistant Manager Xie Feng will take over until the Gongti-based team finds a permanent manager.

Guo'an will have some choice when it comes to a new manager. From the English Premier League alone, Quique Sanchez Florez (Watford), Roberto Martinez (Everton), Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool), and Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) are all currently out of work, with Manchester United Manager Louis Van Gaal potentially available, depending on the outcome of the upcoming FA Cup final.

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