• Andre Villas-Boas replaced Sven-Goran Eriksson as coach of Shanghai SIPG after the team could only manage third place in the Chinese Super League, finishing 12 points adrift of champions Guangzhou Evergrande.
• Houston Dynamo appointed Wilmer Cabrera as coach to replace Owen Coyle, who left the MLS club in May.
• Muhsin Ertugral resigned as coach of Orlando Pirates the day after the South African side lost 6-1 to SuperSport United, which equalled their heaviest-ever defeat.
• Miroslav Klose, who has been out of contract since leaving Lazio at the end of last season, announced his retirement. The 38-year-old is Germany’s all-time record scorer with 71 goals in 137 games.