Roberto Carlos: Former Brazil left-back named Delhi player-manager

Roberto Carlos
Roberto Carlos won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002

Former Brazil and Real Madrid left-back Roberto Carlos has been named as player-manager of Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League.

The World Cup winner last played in 2012, for Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, and has since managed Sivasspor and Akhisar Belediyespor in Turkey.

Carlos, 42, won three Champions League titles in 527 games for Real Madrid.

Delhi finished fifth in last year's inaugural season of the ISL.

Carlos, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002 and was famous for his free-kicks, will be the oldest player in the ISL.

He said: "I am looking forward to this stint as an opportunity to impart new playing techniques to players, hone their skills.

"I am humbled by the immense support from Indian fans which motivated me to come here and play for Delhi Dynamos."

Delhi's other marquee player is former Italy and Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero.

Carlos is the second Brazil great to manage a club in the ISL, with Zico in charge at FC Goa.

Former France striker Nicolas Anelka is player-manager of Mumbai City FC and former England midfielder David Platt will manage Pune City.

The ISL starts on 3 October and lasts for 10 weeks, featuring eight teams.

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