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Atlanta Falcons fire head coach Dan Quinn, GM Thomas Dimitroff

Atlanta Falcons fire head coach Dan Quinn, GM Thomas Dimitroff

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Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Falcons have fired head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, the team announced Sunday. The decision to part ways with Quinn and Dimitroff came hours after the Falcons' loss to the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta dropped to 0-5 for the first time since 1997 following the defeat. Advertisement Falcons team president Rich McKay will assume day-to-day oversight of football operations in an interim role, according to the team. An interim head coach is expected to be announced Monday. Falcons defensive coordinator Raheem Morris and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter -- both former head coaches of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- are candidates to move into the interim head-coaching job, along with assistant head coach/linebackers coa...
Ronald Koeman: Barcelona name former player as new head coach

Ronald Koeman: Barcelona name former player as new head coach

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Ronald Koeman has been named the new head coach of Barcelona two days after the club sacked Quique Setien.The 57-year-old left his role as Netherlands boss, with two years left on his contract, to sign a two-year deal with the Spanish giants.He played for Barcelona between 1989 and 1995, helping them to four league titles and the European Cup. The Catalans finished second in La Liga last season, failing to win a trophy for the first time since 2007-08.The five-point gap to champions Real Madrid and the humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final last week culminated in the dismissal of Setien on Monday.The club also announced Ramon Planes as the new technic...
Vladimir Ivic: Watford appoint new head coach on two-year deal

Vladimir Ivic: Watford appoint new head coach on two-year deal

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Watford have appointed Vladimir Ivic as their new head coach.The 43-year-old former Serbia international has penned a two-year contract with the Hornets, talkSPORT sources understand. Getty Images - Contributor Ivic will hope to guide Watford straight back to the Premier League He moves to Vicarage Road after two successful years with Maccabi Tel Aviv, winning back-to-back Israeli Premier League titles and losing just seven of 81 matches in all competitions. His only other managerial experience was with one of his clubs from his playing days, PAOK, winning the 2017 Greek Cup before making the move to Tel Aviv. He now becomes Watford’s permanent successor to Nigel Pearson, who left the Hornets just days before the end of their 2019/20 Premier League campaig...
How the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, created by Serena Williams’ coach, plans to revolutionise the sport

How the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, created by Serena Williams’ coach, plans to revolutionise the sport

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Tennis fans have been blessed in the 21st century with three of the greatest stars in the men’s game in Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic all playing at the same time. Meanwhile, the women’s game has been dominated by 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams over the past two decades. getty Before we know it, the likes of Djokovic and Federer will be off the court However, all four are well into their 30s – Djokovic is the youngest at 33 years old – so it won’t be too long before we see these greats leave the court. So, what happens next? Well here lies the problem the sport is facing. Yes, there are players such as Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas who have come through but their profiles are not as high as the likes of Federer, Nad...