Source: Beijing Sports Broadcasting
Shandong Luneng Taishan Football Club announced yesterday that it will change its head coach. Li Xiaopeng no longer serves as the team's head coach due to physical reasons. Hao Wei, the club's former head coach assistant and technical director, will become the new head coach.
Li Xiaopeng led the team to focus on the playing method of power confrontation, and every season made Guo'an uncomfortable. Now it seems that Li Xiaopeng is not directly responsible for team training and on-the-spot command, but will still contribute to Luneng from his position. Therefore, for Luneng, this personnel change may be regarded as "changing soup without changing medicine." However, for Guoan, whether it is a good thing or a bad thing, Luneng is still the Luneng team, it is impossible to give up the high and fast counterattack that he is good at. Guoan still needs to base itself on its own strengths and avoid weaknesses.
Beijing Sports Broadcasting football commentator Yuan Ye believes that Li Xiaopeng’s departure may be beneficial to national security.
As for the reasons for Li Xiaopeng's departure, Shandong media believes that there are mainly the following three aspects:
As early as the start of the new Super League season, Li Xiaopeng once talked about his feelings about the pressure of coaching: "In my words, this is a kind of torment, just like braising crucian carp soup. If you lose a game, you will lose it. You will be turned over and'fried' in one game. If you lose again, you will add water to the pot and start slurping (simmering). If you lose again, you will be'out of the pot'." At the end of the first stage, Luneng won third place in Dalian. , Failed to "rush to the second" and will face Beijing Guoan in the knockout round, which made some fans feel dissatisfied.
The foreign aid issue is another reason Li Xiaopeng chose to resign. By the end of the first stage of the Chinese Super League, the "big fish" that Luneng was looking forward to had not yet arrived. Various internal and external factors were intertwined, and the exhausted Li Xiaopeng was eager to attack.
Physical condition is also a very important factor for Li Xiaopeng's resignation. It is understood that as early as during the Dalian game, his body was not very good. He had a high fever for a while, and he had scraped the chest and throat.
Soon after the Luneng Club made the announcement, the AFC reposted the AFP report on Li Xiaopeng’s departure in an important place on its official website very rarely. He also specifically mentioned his past two consecutive times led Luneng team to the FA Cup finals. As a local coach who has won the best coach award in the Chinese Super League, Li Xiaopeng has no regrets about his coaching work in the past period. As for the level of coaching, it is fair to say.