Sousa replaces Cannavaro as Tianjin Quanjian coach

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Former Fiorentina coach Paulo Sousa has been announced as Fabio Cannavaro's replacement of Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian.

Sousa, a former Portuguese international, left Italian side Fiorentina in June and will take over a side that just finished third in the Chinese Super League (CSL) this season.

A final day 2-1 win over already crowned champions Guangzhou Evergrande saw Tianjin earn an AFC Champions League place and the club were excited to welcome Sousa."Mr Sousa's teams are renowned for their tactical diversity and elegant style of play, which are a classic example of modern, aggressive football," a statement read.

Cannavaro, meanwhile, is reportedly set to return to Guangzhou Evergrande for a second stint, having previously managed the side during the 2014-2015 season.The Chinese champions are searching for a new coach with Luiz Felipe Scolari leaving the post.