Former Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has been appointed as the new coach of Bunyodkor, according to the Uzbek outfit.
The 60-year-old, who was dismissed by the Blues in February after barely six months in charge, has penned an 18-month contract. Scolari takes over from fellow Brazilian Zico — who left the club in December to take up the hotseat at 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.
"Completion of a new football stadium in the town of Tashkent, which is scheduled for March 2010, will open a new era for the club.
"I know that I am in the right place at the right time and in the right team."