Former Liverpool head coach Rafael Benitez has left his role as the manager of Dalian Professional by mutual consent.
Benitez revealed he decided to leave his role due to concerns about the health and well-being of his family.
"The pandemic is still here, for all of us, and supporting our families has been a priority when making this decision," he said.
"Unfortunately, like so many things in the last year, Covid-19 has changed our lives and our projects. From today, both my coaching staff and I will sadly no longer be coaching the Dalian Professional F. C."
"It has been an incredible experience and for this, I would like to thank all my staff, coaches, medical and club staff as well as our players; their commitment to us in the first place, their support during the time we were there, and their effort has been magnificent."
BREAKING: Rafa Benitez has left his job at Chinese Super League side Dalian Pro.— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 23, 2021
He is now looking for a new job! 👀 pic.twitter.com/dbVOzjZhrk