Jiangsu Suning missed the chance to move into the Chinese Super League's top four after Yannick Carrasco's secured Dalian Yifang a 1-1 draw.
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The move reunites 26-year-old Sainsbury with Mark van Bommel, who took charge of PSV after completing his role as assistant with Australia.
Sainsbury joined Jiangsu from Dutch club PEC Zwolle in 2016 before moving to Inter Milan -- also owned by Suning -- on loan a year later.
Fabio Capello has announced his retirement from coaching, saying he has no interest in taking charge of an 'average' Italy squad.
Cosmin Olaroiu's winning start to life in the Chinese Super League continued on Friday as he led Jiangsu Suning to a 2-0 win over Guangzhou R&F.
Walter Sabatini relieved of his duties as technical director of the Suning Group, the owners of Inter Milan, less than a year after been hired.
Fabio Capello has quit as head coach of Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning, the club confirmed in a statement.
Ramires, 30, left Chelsea to join Chinese club Jiangsu Suning in January 2016 but spent time at their Cobham training ground earlier this season.
Alex Teixeira scored twice, including one with the help of VAR, as Fabio Capello's Jiangsu Suning made a winning start to the Chinese Super League.
Richmond Boakye says that the opportunity to work with Fabio Capello was a big factor in his decision to join Jiangsu Suning.
Benjamin Moukandjo has left Jiangsu Suning to sign for fellow Chinese Super League side Beijing Renhe on loan for the rest of the season.
The Chinese Super League side have completed the signing of the Ghana frontman from Red Star Belgrade.
Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning have confirmed the arrival of central defender Gabriel Paletta from AC Milan.
Jiangsu Suning midfielder Ramires has told Sky Sport Italia that he would be keen on a move to Inter Milan during the January transfer window.
Villarreal have agreed a deal to sign Colombian striker Roger Martinez from Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning.
Trent Sainsbury will likely spend the Chinese off-season in Australia recovering from surgery he had delayed until the end of World Cup qualifying.
The agent of Jiangsu Suning midfielder Ramires says that he is receiving enquiries for his client "all the time" amid rumours of interest from Inter.
Guangzhou Evergrande conceded a late equaliser to draw 2-2 with Jiangsu Suning.
Manuel Pellegrini's side beat Guangzhou R&F 2-1, with Aloisio and Zhang Lifeng giving them a two-goal cushion at half time.
Shanghai SIPG reduced the gap between themselves and Chinese Super League leaders Guangzhou Evergande back to eight points.
Eran Zahavi scored his 23rd goal of the season on Wednesday as Guangzhou R&F beat Jiangsu 4-2, pushing Fabio Capello's side closer to CSL relegation.
Fabio Capello's wait for this first Chinese Super League win will go on for at least another week after Jiangsu Suning were held to a 1-1 draw.
Chinese Super League strugglers Jiangsu Suning have signed Cameroon international Benjamin Moukandjo from French side Lorient.
Shanghai Shenhua have threatened to take legal action to end claims the club was involved in manipulating the result of their with Jiangsu Suning.
Fabio Capello is confident his Jiangsu Suning side can turn their poor form around after seeing them hold Beijing Guoan to a 0-0 draw on Monday.
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