Shanghai - Ex-Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini
threatened a shake-up at big-spending Hebei China Fortune after two defeats in
his first two games in charge.
The Chilean cut a frustrated figure as Hebei lost 3-2 away
to Yanbian Fude on Saturday, a week after slumping 3-0 to Chinese Super League
leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.
Ambitious Hebei have splashed the cash this year but big
signings Gervinho and Ezequiel Lavezzi missed Saturday's game through
suspension and injury respectively.
Pellegrini was still able to call on former Queens Park
Rangers midfielder Stephane Mbia, Turkey defender Ersan Gulum and several
Chinese internationals for the clash.
But Pellegrini's men were no match for modestly budgeted
Yanbian, whose marquee signing, Gambia's Bubacarr Trawally scored his 10th goal
of the season.
Also read: Far from Manchester, Pellegrini enters China's dragons' den
"I can't believe we didn't win this game,"
Pellegrini fumed afterwards.
"We created five-six golden chances but in the last
couple of minutes of the first half we gave away a stupid penalty."
When asked if Hebei, currently fifth in the standings, had
given him funds to spend in the next transfer window, Pellegrini suggested some
players could be shown the door.
"I don't want to think about next season right
now," he said, adding: "There are still five games left this season
and the players have to show they are worth the money the club paid for
Elsewhere, Luiz Felipe Scolari's Evergrande took a step
towards their sixth consecutive Chinese Super League title by trouncing
Liaoning Whowin 6-2.
Jackson Martinez and former Spurs midfielder Paulinho were
among the scorers as Evergrande stayed six points clear of second-placed
Jiangsu Suning with five games remaining.For
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