Sky's STEPHEN VAN ROOYEN "has become chief marketing and digital officer, tasked with co-ordinating the company's digital media activities." The change "has van Rooyen updating his job title from managing director for sales, marketing and brand." The new role "would involve looking at the company's digital media activities as a whole" (MARKETING MAGAZINE, 9/3). ... Irish gambling firm Paddy Power has named ANDY MCCUE, the head of its U.K. and Ireland retail operations, its new CEO. McCue, who been with the company for eight years, will replace PATRICK KENNEDY, "who is stepping down at the end of the year." He currently oversees 3,000 staff and €2B ($2.6B) of turnover "in retail and telephone operations" (REUTERS, 9/4).
COACHES/MANAGERS: Liga MX side Monarcas Morelia named JOSÉ GUADALUPE CRUZ its new coach. He will replace ÁNGEL DAVID COMIZZO, "who was unable to guide the team to a single victory in seven matches" (LA AFICION, 9/3). ... GRAHAM REID is the new coach of the world champion Australian men's field hockey team. He replaces RIC CHARLESWORTH, "who stood down after the World Cup triumph in the Netherlands in June." Reid, 50, "has been senior assistant coach with the Kookaburras since 2009" (AAP, 9/4). ... Former Man City and Sunderland Manager PETER REID "has been named manager of Indian Super League franchise Mumbai FC." The ex-England midfielder "is the latest high-profile figure to sign up to the inaugural competition." Former Brazilian player ZICO and former England goalkeeper DAVID JAMES "have also agreed to manage ISL teams" (BBC, 9/4). ... Former New Zealand cricket coach ANDY MOLES "took charge of the Afghan team Thursday," replacing Pakistan’s KABIR KHAN, "who resigned last week citing family reasons" (AFP, 9/4).
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