Football Federation Australia announced that Major League Soccer Senior Dir of Partnership Marketing RUSSELL SARGEANT has been named A-League GM of operations. He will report to A-League Head DAMIEN DE BOHUN, and will lead the FFA League Operations team, while also managing league competition administration and services. Sargeant will begin his role in March (FFA). ... Sky News has appointed the London Daily Telegraph's Chief Sports Reporter PAUL KELSO as its sports correspondent. Kelso held is role at the London paper for the last four years (Sky News). ... India marketing company Percept Sports & Entertainment has appointed Team Colgate at Bates India Managing Dir SAVIO SEQUEIRA as CEO. Sequeira will provide strategic direction, create integration opportunities and direct the company's overall business. Sequeira has also worked with organizations including Young and Rubicam, Colgate Int'l Team and Edge Communications (Percept).
COACHES/MANAGERS: Austrian second-tier football club SCR Altach Monday "terminated its contract" with head coach RAINER SCHARINGER. Scharinger "had been on administrative leave since Jan. 4." Scharinger "was succeeded by DAMIR CANADI who took over the team on Jan. 7" (KURIER, 2/11).
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