Second Bundesliga club 1860 Munich has appointed FRIEDHELM FUNKEL as its new head coach. The 59-year-old replaces ALEXANDER SCHMIDT, who "was fired on Aug. 30 after a disappointing start to the season." Funkel "will receive a one-year contract with an option for a subsequent contract" (SID, 9/7). ... Iran Pro League club Fajr Sepasi appointed ALI-ASGHAR KALANTARI "on Sunday as its interim coach" (TEHRAN TIMES, 9/8).
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