Former Italy coach Fabio Capello/Photo: AFP

By Andah John with agency report

Former England manager Fabio Capello has arrived in China ahead of his latest assignment, with supporters of new club Jiangsu Suning waiting at the airport to greet him.

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The former Real Madrid boss agreed to manage the Chinese Super League side on Sunday, joining former Premier League managers Luis Felipe Scolari, Andre Villas-Boas, Gus Poyet and Felix Magath in China.

The 70-year-old Italian, who managed the England national team for four years before resigning in 2012, was visibly delighted by his reception at Nanjing Lukou International Airport.

He landed ahead of his new adventure alongside his assistant Gianluca Zambrotta with the former Italy full-back draped in a the light blue and white scarf on arrival.

The former Roma, AC Milan and Juventus manager received a large bouquet of flowers and a scarf of his own from the jubilant Suning supporters that filled the airport.

Capello was also joined by former Italy international and Brescia manager Cristian Brocchi, who will now form part of his coaching staff as they bid to kick start Jiangsu Suning’s season.

The club are currently third from bottom in the Chinese Super League after gaining just eight points from their first 12 games.