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SBD Global/December 13, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Published December 13, 2012
MANAGERS/COACHES: Brasileiro club Internacional confirmed it has hired former Brazilian national team coach DUNGA as its head coach (UOL, 12/12). ... Argentina club Boca Juniors President DANIEL ANGELICI confirmed the club has decided not to renew the contract of coach JULIO FALCIONI (CLARIN, 12/10). ... Spanish second division club Racing Santander has hired JOSÉ AURELIO GAY as its head coach (AS, 12/12). ... Chinese Super League club Dalian Aerbin has appointed XU HONG as its manager. He reportedly signed a three-year deal "for an undisclosed amount." Xu is a Chinese int'l and former CSL Dalian Wanda (now Dalian Shide) player (WILD EAST FOOTBALL, 12/12). ... The German Basketball Federation (DBB) appointed ALEXANDRA MAERZ as head coach of the women's national team. The 40-year-old will assume his new position with immediate effect (DBB). ... K-League club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors interim head coach LEE HEUNG-SIL has resigned after one season. Lee took over the club in December when incumbent CHOI KANG-HEE was named head coach of the South Korean national team. A Jeonbuk official said that Lee resigned because he "wanted to make way for Choi to return next year." Senior assistant coach CHO SUNG-HWAN will act as interim head coach until Choi's return (YONHAP, 12/12). ... Argentine Primera División Boca Juniors coach JULIO CESAR FALCIONI "has effectively paid the price for his row with JUAN ROMAN RIQUELME and has left the club with immediate effect" (ESPN, 12/11).
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