League Two Crawley Town Chair VIC MARLEY has "stood down" after six years on the job. Club Dir DAVE POTTINGER "has been announced as his replacement" (THIS IS SUSSEX, 4/29).
COACHES/MANAGERS: Second Bundesliga club Erzgebirge Aue has appointed FALKO GÖTZ as its head coach. The club "presented its new head coach just one day after it fired" former head coach KARSTEN BAUMANN. Götz, 51, "has signed a two-year contract with Aue." Club President LOTHAR LÄSSIG said, "In case we get relegated, which we don't think of, we will renegotiate with Götz" (BILD, 4/29). ... Ireland appointed JOE SCHMIDT as its new head rugby coach. Schmidt succeeds DECLAN KIDNEY, who was removed on April 2 after presiding over a fifth-place finish in the Six Nations (PA, 4/29).
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