Bora Milutinovic has been appointed coach of the Iraq national team.
Milutinovic signed his contract during a ceremony in Baghdad, saying the continuing violence in Iraq did not deter him from accepting the post.
“I am happy to be here in Iraq and I will use my expertise to make a competitive team for the Confederations Cup,” said Milutinovic.
Milutinovic has led five different teams to World Cup tournaments, including the United States and Mexico.
He last coached Jamaica but quit in 2007 amid a contract dispute.
Iraq won the Asia Cup in 2007 under Brazilian coach Jorvan Vieira. He was sacked in February after a disappointing performance at the Gulf Cup.