Names In The News
Dutch Eredivisie side Feyenoord coach RONALD KOEMAN announced "he will step down at the end of the season." Koeman, 50, was hired in '11 and has "opted not to extend his contract with the Dutch club" (EFE, 1/2). ... Australian Olympic swimmer IAN THORPE is "reportedly considering cutting short his visit to Sydney and returning home to Switzerland, after intense public scrutiny over his health." Thorpe "was injured in a fall and admitted to hospital on Wednesday night." But Thorpe's mother, MARGARET, said that reports he had been admitted to rehab "were overblown." She said, "We're very, very angry at the moment. You can imagine how you would feel if you'd gone in for something simple and it's portrayed that he's in rehab for depression and alcohol" (WEST AUSTRALIAN, 2/2).