David O'Leary has made a return to football management after a four-year absence with Al Ahli of the United Arab Emirates.

Former Aston Villa and Leeds manager O'Leary will take charge of the ambitious Pro League side who have also recruited Italy international Fabio Cannavaro.

Mark Bell, the club's sporting director, said: 'We can confirm that David O'Leary, a former Premier League manager with Champions League experience, has agreed to become the new coach of Al Ahli Football Club.'