Former Australian Football League Essendon CEO IAN ROBSON has been appointed A-League club Melbourne Victory CEO. Robson resigned as Essendon boss in the wake of the supplements scandal and the damning internal report into the club's governance which followed. He replaces RICHARD WILSON and "will start his new role in early August" (BRISBANE TIMES, 7/11). In Sydney, Rohan Connolly reported Victory Chair ANTHONY DI PIETRO "shrugged any concerns about Robson's record being tarnished after being effectively forced out at Windy Hill" Di Pietro: "We have been through a thorough process, engaging with a number of parties, giving us complete confidence that Ian is both suitable and extremely well qualified for the role" (THE AGE, 7/12). ... Cricket Australia appointed TIM COYLE the assistant coach of the women's national team as well as national program manager/coordinator of fielding and wicket keeping (CA). ... Spanish third division side Racing Santander Sporting Dir EMILIO DE DIOS has vacated his position in a "mutual agreement" with the club. De Dios steps down after nine months in the position (EFE, 7/11).
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