Sven Bender will miss at least four matches after picking-up a thigh strain in Dortmund’s defeat at Hamburg yesterday. The injury will keep him out of the trip to Düsseldorf at the weekend and the visits of Warsaw, Frankfurt and Braunschweig over the next fortnight.
Club scout Ivaylo Yordanov has successfully continud his pursuit of professional coaching qualifications by completing his Continental A License in coaching. He can now aim for a Continental Pro License in the future. Yordanov wanted to raise the bar for himself by completing the course and handled it professionally.
Sochaux have announced that former manager Christophe Galtier is set to return to the club after seven years. He guided the club to Coupe de France success in 2007 before moving to Lyon. Sochaux fired Eric Hély a fortnight ago with the club in the lower reachers of the Ligue 1 table.