Names In The News
A-League side Melbourne Victory coach ANGE POSTECOGLOU "has accepted an offer to become head coach" of the Australian national team but his club is still demanding A$1M ($970,000) in "compensation before releasing him." Postecoglou was "one of three candidates in the running -- the other two being Central Coast's GRAHAM ARNOLD and Western Sydney's TONY POPOVIC -- he was the only one to be offered the role" by Football Federation Australia (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 10/22). ... Former FIFA exec committee member RICARDO TEIXEIRA "appears to have lost his bid to be granted residency in the tiny tax haven of Andorra" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 10/22). ... CONCACAF President JEFFREY WEBB has been awarded the 2013 UNAIDS "Protect the Goal" Special Award for the Diaspora (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 10/22). ... Scuderia Toro Rosso announced DANIIL KVYAT will drive for the team from the start of the 2014 F1 season as the replacement for DANIEL RICCIARDO, who moves to Infiniti Red Bull Racing (Scuderia Toro Rosso). ... Australian Football League side St. Kilda Head of Football CHRIS PELCHEN "vehemently denies he tendered his resignation to the club's board earlier this month, despite suggestions that Pelchen has told friends he had become disenchanted with the job" (THE AGE, 10/23). ... Discus thrower KRISHNA POONIA is expected to join the Congress Party on Wednesday at a rally in Rajasthan, "where she is also likely to contest in the upcoming state Assembly elections" slated for Dec. 1 (PTI, 10/22).