Marcello Lippi Friday, after four months, returned as coach of China. The 71-year-old Italian must be the Asian country to the world cup of 2022 lead.
Lippi was between October 2016 and January of this year has also been coach of the Chinese. He got on after his side 0-3 to Iran and lost in the quarter-finals of the Asia Cup.
The experienced coach was succeeded by his fellow countryman, Fabio Cannavaro, but the World player of the Year of 2006 decided a month ago to already after two matches to stop.
Cannavaro found his role as a coach, difficult to combine with his work as coach of Guangzhou Evergrande and his family.
In the past, it was Lippi coach of Napoli, Juventus, Internazionale and the Italian national team. In 1996, he won with Juventus the Champions League in the final Ajax defeat and with Italy, he was the 2006 world champion.