Former England football coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has resigned from his role at Dubai club Al Nasr after just four months.
Eriksson, who managed the England national side between 2001 and 2006, will reportedly sign a $3m deal to coach Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F.
The Swede joined Al Nasr in January as technical director on an 18 month contract, with a specific focus on developing the team’s youth setup.
During his career he has also managed Manchester City, Lazio, Benfica and the Mexican and Ivory Coast national sides.
"I'm leaving Al Nasr, and Dubai early in the morning," he told Abu Dhabi’s The National newspaper. "I have done what I set out to do: I looked at football schools, academies and the first team, and I've given my advice on everything, such as how to get the best out of the academy and other details.”
"So that part of the job is done. Now it's up to the club to do it or not. But from my side it's done,” he added.
Eriksson is one of a number of high profile coaches who have unsuccessfully tried their hand at managing in the UAE Pro League. Flamboyant former Argentine striker Diego Maradona had a tumultuous stint at the helm of Al Wasl that was marred by a confrontation with a spectator.
Irishman David O’Leary had a spell in charge of Al Ahli that ended in his dismissal after eight months in April 2011. O’Leary later won more than $5m in compensation after an unfair dismissal claim.