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Volume 7 No. 79

People and Pop Culture

Liga MX side Chivas Guadalajara named JOSÉ CARDOZO its new coach on Tuesday to replace MATÍAS ALMEYDA. Almeyda leaves "after winning five titles in almost three years at the helm." Cardozo is the 25th coaching change made at Chivas since JORGE VERGARA became owner of the club in late '02, but Cardozo said that he is "up to the challenge" (ESPN.com, 6/13). ... IMG appointed ADOLFO BARA as its new senior VP for soccer. Starting on Monday, Bara will work at IMG Events, where he will be responsible for the agency's activity within the sport beyond the audiovisual aspect, which is controlled by IMG Media. Bara has been La Liga's managing director of sales & marketing for the last five years (SOCCEREX, 6/13). ... EPL side West Ham appointed MARIO HUSILLOS as its director of football. The Argentine signed a three-year deal after fulfilling the same role at Málaga, where he previously worked with West Ham Manager MANUEL PELLEGRINI. Husillos "will assume responsibility for all senior player recruitment" (BBC, 6/13).

COACHES/MANAGERS: Women's Super League side Yeovil Town Ladies will reportedly name Millwall Lionesses Manager LEE BURCH as its new manager. JAMES SHERWOOD "stood down" as Yeovil's boss at the end of last season, when the club finished last in the Women's Super League 1 with two goals in 18 games (BBC, 6/13). ... League Two club Oldham Athletic appointed former striker FRANKIE BUNN as manager on a one-year contract. The 55-year-old replaced RICHIE WELLENS, who was sacked on June 8 (BBC, 6/13). ... Former Serie B side Venezia coach FILIPPO INZAGHI is reportedly set to join Serie A club Bologna as manager, replacing ROBERTO DONADONI, who was sacked last month. Inzaghi and the club "have had a gentleman's agreement for weeks" (ANSA, 6/12). ... Serie A side Sassuolo officially confirmed the appointment of ROBERTO DE ZERBI on a contract from July through June '20. De Zerbi most recently coached Benevento (FOOTBALL ITALIA, 6/13).

Former Wimbledon champion MARION BARTOLI "abandoned her comeback attempt and announced her intention to become a coach." The 33-year-old "shocked tennis by retiring just weeks after winning her only grand slam title" in '13 and then announced the "equally surprising news in December that she was attempting a comeback." She wrote on Twitter, "To my dismay I must unfortunately stop my comeback attempt. The necessary increase of training doses to try to find my best level caused pain again to my right shoulder, which become incompatible with a recovery at the highest level" (London TELEGRAPH, 6/13). ... Australian cricketer ELYSE VILLANI is "heading back home in a major boon for Victoria’s women's cricket team," and perhaps Women's Big Bash League sides Melbourne Stars or Melbourne Renegades. After three seasons in Western Australia, Villani "will ply her trade for Victoria in the upcoming Women's National Cricket League season" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 6/13). ... Formula 1 Managing Dir ROSS BRAWN apologized for the "grief" model WINNIE HARLOW received after waving the checkered flag early in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix after being "given the wrong instruction from an official." Brawn used his regular post-race debrief to apologize "for the outcry this triggered, with a lot of criticism directed to Harlow on social media." Brawn: "Supermodel Winnie Harlow was an innocent victim at the end of the race" (MOTORSPORT, 6/13).