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Shanghai SIPG coach Villas-Boas quits to drive in Dakar Rally

IANS  |  Beijing 

SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas left his position to drive in the Dakar Rally 2018.

The 40-year-old helped the Chinese Super League side to finish second in the previous football season after replacing Sven-Goran Eriksson at the helm.

"I spoke with my friend Alex Doringer, the manager of the KTM team, who told me that I would still need a full year's preparation to get there and that it was better to consider doing it with a car," he was quoted as saying by Fox

"So I got in touch with Team Overdrive and here I am," Villas-Boas added.

Villas-Boas will drive a Toyota Hilux in the car category of the event, which begins in Peru on January 6.

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 18:26 IST
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