Leading the teams poor record did not affect Donadonis position in the team. Before the start of the new season, jiazhaoye vigorously introduced and expanded the strength, and the team became a strong contender for the top four of the impact group and then entered the championship group. Jiazhaoye won Fuli 3-0 in the first game of the new season, and was proud of Dalian after the first round. However, in the following three rounds of competition, jiazhaoye lost to Shenhua, Evergrande and Jianye in succession, especially the weak Jianye which was defeated 1-2 last night, which was unacceptable to the senior management of jiazhaoye.
After three consecutive defeats, jiazhaoyes ranking has dropped to the sixth in Dalian. Seeing that the teams momentum is not good, jiazhaoyes senior management started the procedure of changing coach, Donadoni became the first head coach to finish class in the new season. From the last 10 of last season to the first four rounds of this season, Donadoni coached jiazhaoye in 14 league matches. The teams record was 2 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses, 23 goals were scored and 33 goals were lost. Only 10 points were obtained, the winning rate was only 14.3%, and the average score per game was 0.71.