Football
Fabio Cannavaro resigns as Tianjin Quanjia boss

"We sincerely thank Mr Cannavaro and his team for their contribution and bright future in his career and life."

Nov.06 - SportLand: Tianjin Quanjian ended Guangzhou's 44-match unbeaten run at home, but Scolari's side lift their seventh straight league title. nFabio Cannavaro has quit as head coach of Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian, paving the way for a possible return to seven-time champions Guangzhou Evergrande.

According to ESPN, Tianjin announced on Monday that Cannavaro's resignation had been accepted by the club and that former Sampdoria and Queens Park Rangers head coach Paulo Sousa had been appointed as his replacement.

"After a request was submitted by Fabio Cannavaro and following discussions between both parties, Tianjin Quanjian have agreed Mr Cannavaro will not continue to be the head coach of the club," Tianjin said in a statement.

"Since his appointment in 2016, Mr Cannavaro has completed his job as the head coach with great success and has accomplished the club's targets for both the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

"We sincerely thank Mr Cannavaro and his team for their contribution and bright future in his career and life."  

Cannavaro led Tianjin to third place in their first season in the Chinese Super League after winning the China League One title at the end of his first campaign in charge in 2016. The 44-year-old had previously been in charge at Guangzhou, replacing Marcello Lippi at the end of 2014, but was fired seven months later and replaced by Luiz Felipe Scolari.