2006 World Cup winner with Italy, Fabio Cannavaro, has been named coach of China.
The former Juventus and Real Madrid defender is succeeding his mentor Marcello Lippi, who will be a consultant under the new set-up.
Here is all you need to know about the former defender Cannavaro as he embarks on the next stage of his illustrious career:
Full name: Fabio Cannavaro
Date of birth: September 13, 1973 (45)
Birth of place: Naples, Italy
Playing position: Centre-back
Clubs played for: Napoli, Parma, Inter, Juventus (twice), Real Madrid, Al Ahli (UAE)
Major playing honours: Ballon d’Or, World Cup, UEFA Cup, Spanish champion (twice), Italian Cup (twice)
International caps/goals: 136/2
Clubs managed: Al Ahli (assistant), Guangzhou Evergrande (China), Al Nassr (Saudi Arabia), Tianjin Quanjian (China), Guangzhou Evergrande (current)
Major coaching honours: None