Former Brighton boss Gus Poyet has quit Shanghai Shenhua.
The club’s 11th defeat in 23 matches this season came despite the introduction of Carlos Tevez off the bench after the Argentine forward’s return from injury on Sunday.
“Mr Poyet formally offered his resignation to Shanghai Shenhua today,” read a statement from the club.
“After considering the decision, the club has agreed to accept Mr Poyet’s resignation. From today, Mr Poyet will no longer be head coach of the club.”
Shenhua said Wu Jingui, a former coach of the club who was working as technical director, would take over from the former Chelsea and Tottenham midfielder.