Juanma Lillo will be in charge of directing the Qingdao Huanghai in his debut in the Chinese First Division. The Basque was confirmed today as a coach of the Shandong team, with which last season he achieved promotion to the Super League. After a fruitless stage in Vissel Kobe, Lillo arrived in Qingdao in August last year. He took the reins of a team that already occupied places of direct ascent and led him to reap six wins, a draw and a defeat in eight games, what the promotion and the title of the Jia League gave him. “After a friendly negotiation between the two parties, Qingdao Huanghai completed the extension of Juanma Lillo’s contract,” the Chinese club published in one of its official channels. The Spanish coach, who during his first stage in the Barca team had Yaya Touré and the Spaniards Yaki Yen and Joan Verdú, will have to reshape the squad with the aim of minimizing the impact of ascending to the elite of Chinese football. It will, of course, abiding by the new rules that govern the Super League, which include a new salary limit -3 million euros- and an extra place for foreigners – up to four may coincide on the lawn.Juanma Lillo, with experience in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Japan, will have for its debut in the Chinese Super League a technical body full of Spaniards. At your service will be the assistants Iñigo López and Óscar Céspedes, the physical trainer Dani Acosta and the physiotherapists Jordi Escura and Érica Hernández.