• Ghana appointed ex-Chelsea boss Avram Grant as coach of the national side just six weeks before the start of the African Nations Cup.


• French side Bastia named Ghislain Printant as coach, replacing Claude Makelele, until the end of the season.

• Serbia under-21 boss Radovan Curcic succeeded Dick Advocaat as coach of the senior national side.

• Jorgen Lennartsson, who led Elfsborg to the Swedish title in 2012, replaced Mikael Stahre as coach of Gothenburg, who finished runners-up this season.

• Six months after resigning, Dutchman Huub Stevens returned as coach of Stuttgart, replacing Armin Veh, who quit with the club bottom of the Bundesliga following a 1-0 loss at home to Augsburg.

• Former Fenerbahce and Turkey coach Ersun Yanal replaced Vahid Halilhodzic in charge of Trabzonspor.

• Vasile Miriuta left CFR Cluj of Romania to take charge of Hungarian side Gyor.


• Former Holland international Frans Thijssen was named interim coach of reigning A-League champions Brisbane Roar, replacing Mike Mulvey, who was sacked just six months after winning the title.



• Armin Veh resigned as coach of Stuttgart after a 1-0 loss at home to Augsburg left the team bottom of the Bundesliga.


• Uruguayan coach Gustavo Matosas, who led Leon to consecutive Mexican titles after taking the club up from the second tier in 2012, resigned after his side failed to make this season’s play-offs.


• Former Portugal and Cameroon coach Artur Jorge took charge of Algerian side MC Alger, with the club bottom of the league after 10 games.

• Callisto Pasuwa resigned as coach of Dynamos after leading the club to a fourth successive Zimbabwe league title.