Former Crystal Palace defender Chris Coleman has been appointed the new manager of Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune.

The Chinese outfit confirmed Coleman's appointment on social media on Sunday, with the ex-Wales boss succeeding Manuel Pellegrini at the helm.

Pellegrini left China for West Ham, while Coleman, who made over 150 appearances for the Eagles during a four-year spell, was released from his Sunderland contract at the end of the season after the Black Cats dropped into League One.

"The board has decided that the club will employ Chris Coleman as head coach of Hebei China Fortune," the Chinese club posted on micro blogging site Weibo.

Coleman won 32 caps for Wales in a 16-year career comprising stints at Swansea, Palace, Blackburn and Fulham, before moving into management at Craven Cottage.

The 48-year-old guided Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, before moving on to take charge at Sunderland in November 2017.