Executive Transactions: Ivan Gazidis Confirmed As AC Milan CEO
Former Arsenal CEO IVAN GAZIDIS was officially appointed as AC Milan's new CEO. The 54-year-old left Arsenal at the end of October after a decade in north London. He was officially appointed to the Milan board on Wednesday, though his link-up with the Italian club "has been known ever since his departure" from Arsenal (GOAL, 12/5). ... Sports betting and gaming technology provider SBTech appointed DAVID HAMMOND as its new COO. Hammond joins the business after more than 25 years in the gaming industry with Inspired Entertainment and Paddy Power Betfair. He will take charge of SBTech's global operations and delivery, as the supplier "continues to expand in existing and new regulated markets" (GAMING INTELLIGENCE, 12/6).
COACHES/MANAGERS: Liga MX side Veracruz named ROBERT DANTE SIBOLDI its new coach for the Clausura '19 season. The club finished the Apertura '18 season in last place, with 10 points (LA AFICIÓN, 12/5). ... League Championship side Reading sacked Manager PAUL CLEMENT on Thursday less than nine months after appointing the former Swansea City coach. The club is 21st in the 24-team standings. Clement joined Reading in March after JAAP STAM was sacked (REUTERS, 12/6).