The Leaders Performance Institute’s weekly review of appointments across global sport.
Kinnear steps up at Galaxy
Dominic Kinnear has stepped into the void filled by Head Coach Sigi Schmid’s departure at the MLS’ LA Galaxy. The 51-year-old Scot, who had been serving as Assistant Head Coach, will occupy the top job for the remainder of the season.
China hire Hiddink
Guus Hiddink has been appointed Head Coach of the China men’s under-21s team. The 71-year-old Dutchman will lead the team into the 2020 Asia Under-23 Championships, which serves as the continent’s qualifying competition for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Liverpool recruit Robinson
Jack Robinson is to join Jürgen Klopp’s backroom staff as a goalkeeping coach at English Premier League Liverpool. He arrives from the Football Association, where he served as National Goalkeeper Coach.
Hong Kong hire White
Gary White is the new Head Coach of the Hong Kong men’s national team. The 44-year-old Englishman succeeds Kim Pan-gon, who departed last year.
Furner returns to Rhinos
David Furner has returned to the Leeds Rhinos as Head Coach. The 47-year-old Australian leaves his post at the South Sydney Rabbitohs to return to the Super League club he represented as a player in the early 2000s.
Ireland lure Littler
Stuart Littler is to replace Mark Aston as Head Coach of the Ireland men’s senior team. The 39-year-old arrives from English Championship side the Swinton Lions.
England appoint Davies
Paul Lloyd Davies, a martial arts coach, is to join Eddie Jones’ coaching staff at the England men’s senior team. The 62-year-old will aim to help reduce concussion and muscle injuries amongst the team by applying his advanced contact muscle memory training [ACMMT].
Seneviratne is India bound
Nuwan Seneviratne is to serve as an assistant fielding coach with the India men’s national team. The 38-year-old Sri Lankan’s first engagement will be the 2018 Asia Cup, which begins tomorrow in the UAE.
Rajshahi recruit Klusener
Lance Klusener is to replace Daniel Vettori as Head Coach of the Bangladesh Premier League franchise the Rajshahi Kings. Vettori had been set to lead the team but when the start was postponed from November to January, the New Zealander became unvailable.
Fuller joins the Silver Ferns
Deb Fuller has joined Noeline Taurua’s coaching staff at the senior New Zealand netball team. It was one of several appointments as Netball New Zealand appointed Yvette McCausland-Durie and Kiri Willis as Head Coach and Assistant Coach of New Zealand A respectively.
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