Chinese Super League football club Tianjin Teda signed a memorandum of understanding with Spanish LaLiga football club Villarreal yesterday, with a focus on youth development.
The MoU will see five Villarreal coaches helping to train the Tianjin Teda youth team, including a goalkeeper coach and a fitness coach. The CSL club said: “We hope that all age groups can take advantage of the rich experience from the Villarreal coaches to achieve better results in 2020.
“In the future, Tianjin Teda will continue to strengthen communication and exchanges with Villarreal, and send coaches and players to the LaLiga club to study and experience their high-level youth training system in order to improve our club, and provide more outstanding players for the first-team and Chinese national team.”
This MoU is the outcome of a meeting between Tianjin Teda and Villarreal last October. Tianjin Teda chairman Dong Wensheng and deputy general manager Gao Songsen met Villarreal international director Juan Anton in Spain to discuss the growth and development of Chinese football, and the LaLiga club’s youth development systems.