Brazilian side Atlético Mineiro has hired PAULO AUTUORI as its new coach "two days after losing in the Club World Cup in Morocco." Atlético President ALEXANDRE KALIL "confirmed the hire of Autuori in a statement on the team's website" (EFE, 12/20). ... Englishman PAUL FARBRACE, who was wounded in the '09 shooting attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team's bus, "was appointed the head coach of the national side on Friday." Farbrace is replacing South African GRAHAM FORD, "who had already announced plans to stand down after an ongoing series against Pakistan." Farbrace, a former assistant coach to the Sri Lankan team under TREVOR BAYLISS, "was wounded along with seven Sri Lankan players in March 2009 when a dozen gunmen opened fire on their bus in Lahore, Pakistan" (AFP, 12/20).