The Leaders Performance Institute’s weekly review of appointments across global sport.
Hughes returns to Southampton
Former Southampton forward Mark Hughes has returned as Head Coach of the English Premier League club. The 54-year-old, who replaces the departing Mauricio Pellegrino, has signed a contract until the end of the season.
Scotland add to McLeish’s staff
New Scotland men’s national team Manager Alex McLeish has added Peter Grant and James McFadden as assistant coaches. Steve Woods has also been named as the team’s new Goalkeeping Coach.
Hrubesch hired by Germany
Former Germany men’s international Horst Hrubesch has been appointed Interim Head Coach of the Germany women’s national team. The 66-year-old takes the reins from the departing Steffi Jones and will be in charge for April ties with the Czech Republic and Slovenia.
Michigan find their Prince
Jim Harbaugh has bolstered his coaching staff with the addition of Ron Prince as an Offensive Analyst. The 48-year-old had been released by the Detroit Lions, where he served as Assistant Head Coach, at the end of the 2017 NFL season.
Arizona State appoint Mawae
Arizona State have appointed former NFL center Kevin Mawae as an Offensive Analyst. The 47-year-old returns to coaching for the first time since leaving the Chicago Bears, where he served as Assistant Offensive Line Coach, in 2016.
Eagles swoop for Coetzee
Allister Coetzee has been named Head Coach of the Japanese Top League side the Canon Eagles. The 54-year-old, whose last full-time post was as Head Coach of his native South Africa’s men’s senior team, returns to the nation where he served as Head Coach of the Kobeco Steelers in 2015 and 2016.
Hopley shuffles across at the Saints
Mark Hopley is the new Head Coach of the Academy at English Premiership club Northampton Saints. The 33-year-old, who came through the Saints’ Academy himself to forge an impressive playing career, had been working as an assistant coach with the senior side.
Double appointment for Rogers
Former Australia international Chris Rogers has joined Cricket Australia’s High Performance team as a full-time coach. The 40-year-old is also to join the coaching staff of English County Championship side Gloucestershire for the first two months of the season.
West Indies ring the changes
Former South African bowler Alfonso Thomas has been appointed Bowling Coach of the West Indies senior men’s team. Head Coach Stuart Law also added a new Team Physio in David Kershaw and Strength & Conditioning Coach in Corey Bocking.
Kolkata send for Streak
Former Zimbabwe bowler Heath Streak has been named as Bowling Coach of the India Premier League’s Kolkata Knight Riders. The 43-year-old spent the previous two IPL seasons working with the Gujarat Lions as their Bowling Coach.
Sylhet bring in Younis
Former Pakistan international Waqar Younis has been appointed Head Coach of Bangladesh Premier League franchise the Sylhet Sixers. The 46-year-old will serve in the role for the next two editions of the tournament.
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