Manuscript Sources: Soccer News
Reporter Cheng good reports
On October 27, the Chinese Football Association announced on its official website that it would renew its contract with the Serbian coach Jankovic, who coached U21(1999 years old) national men’s football team. The latter is expected to lead the team to participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games and U23 Asian Cup in 2022.
The 48-year-old Jankovic was born in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. In the era of players, he once played for Belgrade Red Star team, France AS cherburg team and so on. After retirement, Jankovic picked up the coach and successively coached many teams such as the U21 national men’s football team of Serbia, the Red Star team of Belgrade, and the Standard Liege team of Belgium. In 2011, he won the most farsighted coach award of the year issued by the Football Association of Serbia. On September 28, 2018, Jankovic signed a contract with Chinese Football Association in Beijing, serving as the head coach of yellow team of Chinese U19(1999 age group) national men’s football team. On January 5, 2019, he continued to serve as the head coach of Chinese U20(1999 age group) the head coach of the national men’s football team.
The Chinese Football Association said in the announcement that the renewal of Jankovic was aimed at focusing on the Hangzhou Asian Games in 2022 and the U23 men’s Asian Cup and strengthening the reserve talent reserve of the men’s national team. After renewing the contract, Jankovic said: “I am very happy to renew the contract with the Chinese Football Association. I have always felt the trust and support of the Football Association. The renewal shows that both sides have the same goal. The team has two competition tasks next, U23 Asian Cup and Hangzhou Asian Games. I am honored to participate in the tasks of these two competitions.”
The predecessor of U21 national football team was the 99 national youth team. The leading players of this national youth team include Guo Tianyu, Zhu Chenjie, Jiang Shenglong and other Super League main stars, among which Guo Tianyu and Zhu Chenjie were once selected into the national team. The highest moment of the 99 national youth team was to win the championship on Panda Cup held locally. However, none of the 99 national youth team’s Asian youth group matches was qualified, so they were not eligible for the World Youth Championship. In the future, the lowest goal for U21 national football team to go to the U23 Asian Cup should be to exit the team. Because the Chinese national style team participated in the U23 Asian Cup for many times, they did not leave the group.
Due to the epidemic, the U21 national team has not conducted centralized training this year. However, since the beginning of the Chinese Super League, Jankovic has been paying attention to the performance of his disciples. Before that, he also commented on Zhu Chenjie, liu ruovan, Guo Tianyu and other players played in the game.
It is reported that the renewal of the contract between Jankovic and the Football Association is exactly during the investigation of players in the Suzhou division of the Chinese Super League.