Coaching / Development Performance | 19.05.17

Performance Appointments

Senior Appointments at the Buffalo Sabres, Malaysia men's national soccer team, Scotland men's Under-21s national soccer team, Ireland men's national cricket team, the England and Wales Cricket Board and Edinburgh Rugby.

Performance Appointments

The Leaders Performance Institute’s weekly review of appointments across global sport.

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Ice Hockey

Sabres bring in Botterill

Jason Botterill is the new General Manager of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. The 40-year-old replaces Tim Murray, who departed last month along with Head Coach Dan Bylsma. Botterill joins from the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he spent the last ten years in a variety of front office roles, including Interim General Manager.




Malaysia move for Vingada

Nelo Vingada has been announced as the new Head Coach of the Malaysia men’s national soccer team. The 64-year-old Portuguese becomes the nation’s first foreign Head Coach in over a decade.


Grant joins Scotland

Peter Grant has accepted the position of Assistant Manager to the Scotland Under-21s men’s national soccer team. The 51-year-old former professional was appointed by Manager Scot Gemmill as the team prepares for this summer’s Toulon Tournament.


Cassell answers Ireland’s call

Rob Cassell is set to take over as Assistant Coach and Fast Bowling Coach of the Ireland men’s national cricket team. The 34-year-old South African will arrive in Ireland this summer subject to a successful work permit application.




Hunter and Salisbury appointed by England

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have appointed Ross Hunter and Ian Salisbury as England’s first full-time disability coaches. Hunter will be the Head Coach of the England physical disability team, while Salisbury continues his work as Head Coach of the England’s visually impaired side.

Rugby Union

Grant returns to Edinburgh

Roddy Grant has joined the coaching staff of Pro12 side Edinburgh. The 30-year-old former Edinburgh player will serve as Assistant Forwards Coach under Richard Cockerill’s management. Grant replaces the departing Stevie Scott, while Acting Head Coach Duncan Hodge reverts to his role as Attack Coach.

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