Former France international striker Nicolas Anelka has been appointed as player-manager of Indian Super League side Mumbai City.
The 36-year-old turned out for Mumbai in a strictly playing role last season, scoring two goals in seven games.
Ex-Sunderland boss Peter Reid managed Mumbai last term, but could only guide the DY Patil Stadium side to seventh place in the eight-team competition.
Reid will now be replaced by Anelka, who represented PSG, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, Fenerbahce, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, Shanghai Shenhua, Juventus and West Bromwich Albion during a turbulent playing career.
Anelka’s last European playing stint ended in disgrace. He was sacked by West Brom for gross misconduct, after falling out with the club following the reaction to his ‘quenelle’ gesture during a match against West Ham United.
The second edition of the ISL begins in early October and ends in late December.