Hong Kong Premier League

Ricardo Rambo steps down as South China coach after Rangers defeat

The Brazilian will remain on as an assistant with the Hong Kong Premier League side

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 25 October, 2016, 7:37pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 25 October, 2016, 7:37pm

Acting coach Ricardo Rambo has stepped down from his role with Hong Kong Premier League side South China following Monday’s 4-2 defeat by minnows Rangers.

South China were leading 2-1 at half-time against then winless bottom-side Rangers, but on-loan Lai Yiu-cheong scored twice to condemn his employers to a first defeat of the season.

South China convenor Wallace Cheung Kwong-yung had already said they would look for a new coach from overseas if Rambo failed to deliver.

And on Tuesday South China confirmed Rambo would step down, but remain with the club as an assistant.

South China are currently fourth in the table after five games of the new season, with the defeat seeing them slip eight points behind leaders Kitchee.