Maradona quits as coach of Gim­na­sia

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Diego Maradona has quit as coach of Ar­gen­tinian Su­perliga side Gim­na­sia, less than three months af­ter tak­ing over, the club an­nounced on Tues­day. "Maradona is no longer the Gim­na­sia coach," club pres­i­dent Gabriel Pel­le­grino said on Ar­gentina's Ra­dio La Red. Re­ports in Ar­gentina sug­gested Maradona's depar­ture was linked to an im­mi­nent man­age­ment shakeup at the club in La Plata, 50km from Buenos Aires.

Coutinho stars as Brazil beats S Korea

Brazil ended a run of five games with­out a win by eas­ing to a 3-0 vic­tory over South Korea in a friendly in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Tues­day with Philippe Coutinho scor­ing the pick of the goals. Coutinho curled a free-kick from 22 yards high into the net to put Brazil 2-0 up af­ter 35 min­utes. It is a first vic­tory in six friendly out­ings for the Sele­cao since its tri­umph at the Copa Amer­ica on home soil in July. All of those matches have been played on neu­tral ground, with this match com­ing af­ter a 1-0 de­feat at the hands of Ar­gentina in Saudi Ara­bia last Fri­day.

Ogier quits Cit­roen, team pulls out of WRC

Six-time world rally cham­pion Se­bastien Ogier has quit Cit­roen af­ter just one year of his con­tract, prompt­ing the French con­struc­tor to an­nounce on Wed­nes­day that it is with­draw­ing from the World Rally Cham­pi­onship (WRC). The French­man, who won the ti­tle ev­ery year from 2013 to 2018, has been linked heav­ily with a move to Toy­ota, which has just seen 2019 world cham­pion Ott Tanak leave for Hyundai. Ogier joined Cit­roen on a two-year con­tract at the start of the 2019 sea­son with the aim of se­cur­ing a sev­enth suc­ces­sive ti­tle. How­ever, he could only fin­ish third as Tanak broke a French stran­gle­hold on the ti­tle that stretched back 15 years with Se­bastien Loeb win­ning nine be­fore Ogier took up the man­tle.

Ren­nie named Wal­la­bies coach

New Zealan­der Dave Ren­nie was tasked on Wed­nes­day with res­ur­rect­ing Aus­tralia's rugby team, re­plac­ing Michael Cheika as head coach in a 'mas­sive coup' that will see him lead the Wal­la­bies to the 2023 World Cup in France. The 55 year old, only the sec­ond non-Aus­tralian ap­pointed to the job, will ful­fil his com­mit­ments with Scot­tish side Glas­gow War­riors, where he is cur­rently coach, be­fore as­sum­ing his new role in July next year, Rugby Aus­tralia said.

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