Zheng Xiong

Zheng Xiong (Chinese: 郑雄; born February 5, 1966, in Wuhan) is a Chinese football manager. He is the current manager of China League One side Zhejiang Greentown.

Zheng Xiong
郑雄
Personal information
Full name Zheng Xiong
Date of birth (1966-02-05) February 5, 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Wuhan, Hubei, China
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Teams managed
Years Team
1999 Shanghai Pudong (assist)
2000–2002 Wuhan (assist)
2003 Wuhan reserve
2004 Wuhan U-17
2005 Wuhan U-19
2005–2006 China U-17
2008 China U-20 (assist)
2009 Hubei CTGU Kangtian
2009–2012 Hangzhou Greentown (assist)
2012–2013 Wuhan Zall
2014 China U-20 (caretaker)
2015–2016 Wuhan Zall
2019– Zhejiang Greentown

In his youth he experienced organised football training in his hometown of Wuhan, however this would be as far as his playing career would take him before he went off the study to be a police officer. He would return to football in 1995 when he gained the position of deputy general manager for the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China financially backed club Qianwei Huandao. After leaving the club in 1998 he moved into assistant management and then youth coaching before he received his first senior management position with Hubei CTGU Kangtian and then Wuhan Zall.

Playing careerEdit

Zheng Xiong received organised football training in his hometown of Wuhan with their youth team where he was trained as a goalkeeper. By the time he was 17 he was unable to make the transition into professional football after 4 years at Wuhan because his coach believed that he was too short to make it as a goalkeeper at 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in). Deciding to retire he went off to Wuhan Police Vocational College instead to be a police officer, which he became in the late 1980s.

Management careerEdit

Zheng returned to football in 1995 when he gained the position of deputy general manager for the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China financially backed club Qianwei Huandao. In 1998, the club moved to Chongqing and Zheng left them to pursue his dream of becoming a coach when he joined Shanghai Pudong as an assistant coach in 1999. After spending a short time with Shanghai Pudong, he returned to his hometown of Wuhan where he started as an assistant before moving into youth coaching.[1] After gaining a reputation as a rising coach, he joined the Chinese national team youth setup before he went into his first senior coaching position with third-tier club Hubei CTGU Kangtian, whom he guided to a playoff promotion spot at the end of the 2009 China League Two season.[2] Unable to gain promotion with the club, he would soon return into assistant coaching with Hangzhou Greentown until on 14 June 2012 second-tier football club Wuhan Zall needed a caretaker manager for the rest of the 2012 China League One season.[3] His appointment would quickly see the club win promotion at the end of the season and he was offered a permanent contract to guide the club in the 2013 Chinese Super League season; however, his time in the top tier was not a success and after the club went on a six-game winless streak, Zheng resigned.[4] In April 2014, he was appointed as the caretaker coach of China national under-20 football team for the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship after Li Bing resigned.[5][6] In October 2014, China was defeated by Qatar in the quarterfinals and failed to qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He joined the managerial competition of China U-20 team in December 2014 but eventually lost to Li Ming.[7] On 15 July 2015, he returned to Wuhan Zall after Zheng Bin resigned from the club.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 对话陈旭东:郑雄下课仍优秀 靠买人救不了卓尔 at sports.sohu.com. 2013-04-22. Retrieved 2013-04-24
  2. ^ China 2009 Archived October 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine at rsssf.com. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 2013-04-24
  3. ^ 二次转会蔡顺将回归汉军 代理主帅郑雄正式转正 at sports.sohu.com. 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2013-04-24
  4. ^ 2013中超下课第一人!武汉同意郑雄辞职 新帅未定 at sports.sina.com.cn. 2013-04-21. Retrieved 2013-04-24
  5. ^ 备战亚青赛决赛阶段比赛 郑雄接替黎兵挂帅国青 at sports.sohu.com 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2014-10-09
  6. ^ U19国青集训名单:郑雄任代理主帅 卓尔绿城各5人 at sports.sina.com.cn. 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2014-10-09
  7. ^ 关于男足青少年国家队教练员竞聘结果的公示 at Chinese Football Association. 2015-01-07. Retrieved 2015-01-07
  8. ^ 武汉卓尔官方宣布主教练郑斌辞职 郑雄重掌教鞭 at sina. 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2015-07-16

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