Maradona quits as coach of Gimnasia
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.