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AVB leaves Shanghai SIPG to join Dakar Rally

Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG have said that Andre Villas-Boas has resigned from his position as head coach, announcing his departure in a statement yesterday.

The news comes a day after the 40-year-old Portuguese coach was confirmed as a participant in January's Dakar Rally, alongside compatriot Ruben Faria.

"We hereby announce that the club and Mr Villas-Boas are heading in different directions and have their own respective targets," the club statement said. - REUTERS

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