• France midfielder Yoann Gourcuff, who left Lyon at the end of last season, joined Rennes on a one-year deal.


• Guadalajara sacked coach Jose De la Torre after Mexico’s most popular club lost five of their opening eight league games.

• The bottom six clubs in Romania’s top flight have now all changed their coach since the start of the season following Leontin Grozavu’s sacking by Botosani.

• Tommy Breslin, who won two Premiership titles as manager of Northern Irish side Cliftonville, resigned after the weekend’s 6-1 defeat at Ballymena United.