The Leaders Performance Institute’s weekly review of appointments across global sport.
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Gutekunst promoted by Green Bay
At the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, Brian Gutekunst has been promoted to General Manager from Director of Player Personnel. The 44-year-old replaces Ted Thompson, who is to be reassigned within the Packers organisation.
Gruden returns to the Raiders
Jon Gruden has been confirmed as the new Head Coach of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. The 54-year-old returns to the team he led between 1998 and 2001 as the replacement for the departing Jack Del Rio.
Bears bring in Nagy
In the NFL, Matt Nagy has arrived from the Kansas City Chiefs to take over as Head Coach of the Chicago Bears. The 39-year-old, who had been serving as Kansas City’s Offensive Coordinator, replaces John Fox at Soldier Field.
Mazzarri moves to Torino
Italian Serie A side Torino have appointed Walter Mazzarri as their new Head Coach. The 56-year-old Italian has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract to the replace Siniša Mihajlović, who was recently dismissed.
Forest filch Karanka
Aitor Karanka is the new Head Coach of the English Championship side Nottingham Forest. The 44-year-old Spaniard, who has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract, takes the role recently departed by Mark Warburton.
Wednesday lure Luhukay
English Championship side Sheffield Wednesday have announced Jos Luhukay as their new Manager. The 54-year-old Dutchman, who has worked extensively in Germany’s Bundesliga, fills the role vacated by Carlos Carvalhal last month.
Canada make a double change
John Herdman has left his position as Head Coach of the Canada national women’s team to take up the same role with the senior men’s side. He is to be replaced in his former role by Kenneth Heiner-Møller.