Marcello Lippi, 72, will not be returning to the dugout, having resigned as China head coach in November last year.
Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar would be willing to play for China, if FIFA allowed it, as his route back into the Brazil side is tough.
Veteran coach Marcello Lippi lasted six months in his second spell in charge of China, who have appointed Li Tie as his replacement.
Veteran coach Marcello Lippi's second stint in charge of China lasted just six months as he resigned on Thursday.
China have selected England-born Arsenal academy product Nico Yennaris as their first naturalised player.
Former Italy and Juventus coach Marcello Lippi is taking charge of China for a second time.
Fabio Cannavaro decided to quit after just two matches in charge of China – both home losses to Thailand and Uzbekistan.
An end-of-season game between China's national team and Bayern Munich has been agreed, with the fixture to be staged in Beijing.
China lost to Thailand in the first game under Fabio Cannavaro, who was controversially named head coach last week.
China have turned to Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao boss Fabio Cannavaro to lead the national team.