From Black Cats to

Sunday Sun - - News - By Mike Fuller Re­porter mike.fuller@reach­

CHRIS Cole­man and his wife Char­lotte Jack­son have been set­tling into their new life in China.

The ex-Sun­der­land man­ager has taken up a job with Chi­nese Su­per League side He­bei China For­tune.

For­mer Sky Sports pre­sen­ter Jack­son has shared some of their high­lights since the big move on so­cial me­dia.

Th­ese in­clude a trip to zoo, some wild weather and a baf­fling range of flavours of crisps.

Cole­man left his post with Wales to join Sun­der­land in Novem­ber 2017, but could not save the Black Cats from back-to-back rel­e­ga­tions and was sacked in April.

He­bei China are based in Lang­fang, about 35 miles south of Bei­jing.

The 48-year-old was an­nounced as the club’s new man­ager, re­plac­ing now West Ham boss Manuel Pel­le­grini, in early June.

The Welsh­man’s fam­ily moved out to China to join him the fol­low­ing month and his two-and-a-half year con­tract with them is re­port­edly worth more than £3.5m a year.

The cou­ple, who mar­ried in 2015, have two chil­dren to­gether.

Jack­son’s on­line posts in­cluded a pho­to­shoot of her hus­band as he was in­tro­duced to his new club’s fans and posters of him at the sta­dium.

The change­able weather has switched from tem­per­a­tures above 35 de­grees to heavy fog to flash floods on the roads.

Char­lotte also shared the wild range of crisps on of­fer with flavours in­clud­ing cu­cum­ber, sea­weed and yo­gurt.

Cole­man’s man­age­rial ca­reer has taken him from Ful­ham to Real So­ciedad in Spain to AEL in Cyprus as well as a suc­cess­ful spell in charge of the Welsh na­tional team.

On his ap­point­ment with He­bei China, he said: “It’s a se­ri­ous club in the Chi­nese Su­per League which wants to per­form and it wants to suc­ceed. It’s the third time I’ve man­aged out­side of my coun­try and I al­ways like a chal­lenge, a dif­fer­ent cul­ture, so yeah why not?

“There’s more rea­sons to come than rea­sons not to come so when I was asked to join I was very ex­cited and I’m look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge.” An In­sta­gram post from Char­lotte Jack­son af­ter mov­ing to China

Char­lotte Jack­son and hus­band Chris Cole­man in China; right, Cole­man shows his frus­tra­tion while man­ag­ing Sun­der­land

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