The Dalian Shide, team coached by Portuguese Nelo Vingada, pledged on Saturday to stay in one. Chinese first division, despite losing at home to Jiangsu, by 0-3.
The journey from one end of the championship, Dalian ranks 13. Place with 31 points, five more than the Chengdu and Shenzhen seven more than the last two classified.
Nelo Vingada, remember, was hired last summer with a mission to save the club, which he achieved.
Of the nine games he played in the last two months, Dalian won three, drawn and lost as many remaining three challenges.