“I have talked with Perrin after he took the helm of the Chinese team. I think he has been adapting to the environment and the Chinese culture very quickly and did a good job at the Asian Cup,” said the 49-year-old Gao, a former Chinese international who guided the national team from 2009 to 2011.
“From my point of view, his tactic adjustment could be improved,” he said. “There are still two more games and I have confidence in this team.”
Gao, elected as an executive committee member of the Chinese Football Association (CFA) at a meeting here, vowed to help improve Chinese football.
“I have been a football player for 17 years and a coach for 15 years. Once elected, I will bring everything I have into executive committee meetings and make my contribution to the development of the game in China,” he added.
China ranked third behind Qatar and Hong Kong of China in the World Cup qualifying group with two matches remaining. Top finishers from each of the eight preliminary groups and four second finishers with better results will make it to the final-12 stage. Enditem