League Championship side Nottingham Forest confirmed the appointment of STUART PEARCE "as their new manager from July 1." Owner and Chair FAWAZ AL HASAWI "confirmed the appointment via Twitter ahead of a 12.30pm press conference." Former Forest favorite Pearce, whose last role was with England's U21 side, "initially turned down the job following talks last week, citing family reasons" (London INDEPENDENT, 4/3). ... The Uruguayan FA has a new exec board led by new President WILMAR VALDEZ. Valdez is joined on the AUF's new exec board by VP JORGE BARRERA, Secretary General ALEJANDRO BALBI, Economic Secretary IGNACIO ALONSO and National Team Secretary ROBERTO PASTORIZA. The previous AUF board "stepped down amid controversy this week, which dates back to a fight last Wednesday during a Copa Libertadores match" (EL PAIS, 4/3).
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