Names In The News
Spanish second division side Deportivo La Coruña legal adviser GERMÁN RODRÍGUEZ CONCHADO has announced that he will "present his candidacy for presidency of the team." Conchado suggested in June that current Deportivo President AUGUSTO CÉSAR LENDOIRO "should step down" (MARCA, 9/11). ... Peruvian national football team coach SERGIO MARKARÍAN said that he will "step down as coach following his team's final 2014 World Cup qualifier." Peru was mathematically eliminated from World Cup contention on Tuesday when it lost to Venezuela 3-2 (AFP, 9/11). ... F1 team Scuderia Ferrari announced it has reached an agreement with KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN. Räikkönen will join FERNANDO ALONSO in the driver lineup for the next two seasons (Ferrari). ... National Rugby League side Parramatta coach RICKY STUART has resigned "effective immediately to take up a three-year deal to coach Canberra" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 9/11). ... Czech Republic national football coach MICHAL BILEK "has resigned following his side's 2-1 loss to Italy in a World Cup qualifier that all but ended the country's chances of reaching next year's finals in Brazil" (REUTERS, 9/11). ... Irish national football team coach GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI "has left his role as head coach" following Tuesday's defeat to Austria (London INDEPENDENT, 9/11). ... Former England seam bowler MATTHEW HOGGARD announced that "he will retire from cricket after making his final first class appearance for Leicestershire next week" (REUTERS, 9/11).