Daily Diary: Thursday 07 November 2013


kleinheiderHappy 24th birthday to goalkeeper Pierre Kleinheider who is on loan with us from FSV Frankfurt this season to act as cover for Mitchell Langerak. Pierre hasn’t made a first-team appearance for us yet, but has played a crucial role in the U23s’ ten-nmatch winning streak.


As rumoured over the weekend, Thomas Tuchel has been announced as the new manager at VfB Stuttgart, leaving FSV Mainz. Tuchel was the coach of Stuttgart’s U19s from 2000-2005 and is quoted as saying he jumped at the opportunity to rejoin his former club. His first match in charge will be tonight’s Europa League tie at Lokomotiv Moscow.

Claude Puel has been sacked by Nice after they lost 1-3 at Auxerre, leaving them inside the bottom three of Ligue Un with just one win from their thirteen league games this season.

FC Utrecht have announced that Robert Maaskant is their new manager after they parted company with Marco van Basten at the weekend. Maaskant was fired by Groningen in February after a run of 8 defeats in 12 games.

Kuban Krasnodar manager Yury Krasnozhan has rocked the club by being hired as the new manager at Dinamo Moscow. The two clubs are separated by a single point in the Russian Prem’er Liga, and play each other this weekend in Moscow.

Pasquale Marino has been hired as the new manager at Bologna, for his first coaching role. Marino is currently studying for his Continental ‘A’ license. Bologna are 15th in Serie A, but can pull away from the bottom three this weekend with a home win over struggling Reggina.

Sønderjysk Elitesport have appointed former-Arhaas and Midtjylland boss Erik Rasmussen as their new manager. His first game will be against Esbjerg on Saturday, with the opportunity for both sides to escape the bottom two.

The following vacancies are available:

Cagliari            Italy, 18th
Cardiff City        Championship, 8th
Chicago Fire        MLS, finished 15th
Coventry City       League Two, 14th
FSV Mainz           Germany, 11th
Getafe              Spain, 14th
Hartlepool United   League Two, 12th
Hoffenheim          2-Bundesliga, 7th
Ipswich Town        Championship, 21st
Kuban Krasnodar     Russia, 10th
OGC Nice            France, 18th
Philadelphia Union  MLS, finished 18th
Scunthorpe United   League One, 22nd
Seattle Sounders    MLS, finished 17th
Sheffield United    League One, 8th
Canada, Mexico, and United States U23s