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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 06 / 15

FERNANDO FERNÁNDEZ-LADREDA "has been named as the new president" of the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET), replacing JOSÉ LUIS ESCAÑUELA , who "stood down over mis-management charges." He said in a statement, "My first objective is to restore normalcy on both the institutional...

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England U21 coach GARETH SOUTHGATE "agreed a one-year contract extension" with the FA, which will keep him in the post until the summer of '17. The 44-year-old "was appointed" in Aug. '13 to succeed STUART PEARCE ( BBC, 1/15 ). ... U.K. independent sports TV production company Sunset+Vine appo ...

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League Championship side Charlton Athletic has named GUY LUZON its new head coach. The former Belgian club Standard Liege manager replaces BOB PEETERS , "who was dismissed on Sunday following a poor run of results." Luzon "previously managed a number of clubs in Israel" and the country's U21 side ...

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