League Championship club Leeds United has appointed former Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa and Bradford City forward BENITO CARBONE "as a consultant." The 42-year-old Italian "will be involved in football and technical operations" with the first team and the academy side (BBC, 5/15). ... The NBA has named MAIK MATISCHAK senior director, communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Matischak will be based in the NBA's EMEA headquarters in London and report to NBA VP, Marketing/Communications JENE ELZIE. Matischak comes to the NBA from Advanced Micro Devices (NBA). ... Bundesliga side FSV Mainz 05 appointed Danish coach KASPER HJULMAND "on a three-year contract" to replace THOMAS TUCHEL, "who surprisingly stepped down last week." Hjulmand will be "officially presented" on Monday (REUTERS, 5/15).
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