Former Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has been named coach of Bunyodkor, the Uzbek champions have confirmed.
The 60-year-old World Cup winning coach, who was sacked by the Premier League club in February, has agreed an 18-month contract with the Uzbek side.
Scolari succeeds fellow Brazilian Zico, who led Bunyodkor to the league and cup double and Asian Champions League semi-finals last year before quitting in December to join CSKA Moscow.
“Uzbek football now creates its own success story, especially Bunyodkor with its remarkable dynamism and prospects for the past four years,” said Scolari.
“I know that I am in the right place at the right time and in the right team.”