BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Giovanni van Bronckhorst has resigned as head coach of Chinese Super League club Guangzhou R&F, Chinese media reported on Thursday.
45-year-old van Bronckhorst, a Champions League winner with Barcelona in 2006, turned in his resignation to the club's administration after announcing the decision to his players, the Guangzhou-based Soccer News said on Thursday.
The report added that van Bronckhorst wanted to return to his native Netherlands to spend more time with his family.
Guangzhou R&F lost 5-4 on penalties to Shandong Luneng after a 2-2 draw in the third round of the Chinese FA Cup on Wednesday night. Enditem