Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart "has appointed" THOMAS SCHNEIDER as its new head coach. The former coach of the club's U17 team replaces BRUNO LABBADIA "who was fired on Monday after three consecutive Bundesliga losses and the embarassing 2-1 loss against Rijeka in the UEFA Europa League playoff round" (BILD, 8/26). ... Cambodian Swimming Federation President SOUN CHAN THOL retained his position at the federation's fifth general assembly "with members of the executive committee voted in for the new four-year term." HEM THON continues as general secretary, while his son HEM KIRY "gained promotion to deputy general secretary" (PHNOM PENH POST, 8/26). ... Argentine Primera División side Racing Club fired coach LUIS ZUBELDIA Sunday, "following a dismal season of four consecutive losses and a tie." Local media have been speculating that Zubeldia, 32, "may be replaced" by Ecuadorian club Barcelona Manager GUSTAVO COSTAS, Quilmes Atlético Club coach OMAR DE FELIPPE or former Argentine player JOSE "PEPE" ROMERO (XINHUA, 8/26).
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