Former int'l player ANADI BARUA has been appointed head coach of India's women's national football team. Barua, "a FIFA diploma holder" from Brazil '95, will take charge at the upcoming friendly matches against the Netherlands (IANS, 1/10). ... Ligue 1 Nancy has let go of head coach JEAN FERNANDEZ (L'EQUIPE, 1/10). ... Senegal has named French World Cup veteran ALAIN GIRESSE coach of its national team. He succeeds JOSEPH KOTO, who was fired in October after the team "failed" in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers (REUTERS, 1/9).
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