Fabio Cannavaro has resigned as the manager of Tianjin Quanjian, paving the way for a possible return to seven-time champions Guangzhou Evergrande.
Tianjin Quanjian announced on Monday that Cannavaro’s resignation had been accepted by the club and that he will be replaced by Paulo Sousa
“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.”