Former England and Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has been appointed head coach of Indian Super League club SC East Bengal on a two-year contract.
The 45-year-old last managed A-League side Brisbane Roar and guided them to fourth place before the season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Queensland club announced his exit in late June.
The globetrotting Fowler also has coaching experience in Thailand, when he was player-coach Muangthong United in the 2011-12 season, while he also worked at Liverpool's academy after hanging up his boots.
"Shree Cement East Bengal Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of... Fowler as the head coach for its first team which will take part in the 2020-21 Hero ISL season," the club said in a statement.
The ISL confirmed the 100-year-old club from the eastern city of Kolkata as its 11th team last month following Shree Cement's acquisition of a majority stake.
"Robbie comes in with a wealth of experience having played with and against the best," Shree Cement managing director H.M. Bangur said.
Fowler, who won 26 England caps, was appointed as head coach of Brisbane Roar on a two-year deal in April 2019, but confirmed that he and his assistant Tony Grant, a former Everton midfielder, would not return to the club after the coronavirus outbreak.
East Bengal said they had also appointed Grant as Fowler's assistant in a team of seven overseas coaches.
Fowler scored 183 goals in 369 matches for Liverpool in two spells. He also played for Manchester City and Leeds United.