The former England international midfielder moved into management with Man City, but later oversaw a remarkable transformation of a modest Sunderland side that he guided from the old Division One to the top half of the Premier League.

He then had brief spells with Leeds United and Coventry City, but has been out of work for the last three years, making appearances as a pundit for Sky Sports.

However, he has now succeeded Charnwit Polcheewin as boss of Thailand, after the coach's three-year tenure ended after their 2010 World Cup qualification campaign came to an end last month, with the 52-year-old standing down as a result.