Inter confirm appointment of Stefano Pioli as their new head coach.

INS

• Inter have appointed Stefano Pioli as their new head coach. The former Lazio man, who has been handed a contract until June 2018, succeeds Frank De Boer who was sacked last week after just 85 days in charge.

• Bernard Casoni replaced Sylvain Ripoll as coach of Lorient, who were bottom of Ligue 1.

OUTS

• African Nations Cup hosts Gabon sack coach Jorge Costa little more than two months before the start of the 2017 tournament and replace the 45-year-old former Portugal defender on an interim basis with compatriot Jose Garrido.

• Oman coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro says he will not renew his contract as national coach when his deal expires in January.