Thursday 15 August 1996
The St Mirren manager, Jim Bone, resigned last night in protest at the club's decision to dispense with the services of his assistant, Kenny McDowall, for financial reasons.
Heart of Midlothian have signed the former Oldham Athletic striker Darren Beckford on a short-term contract and have released Alan Lawrence, who has returned to Airdrie for a nominal fee.
Sky Sports will televise live Spanish League football this season.
Switzerland have appointed the VfB Stuttgart coach, Rolf Fringer, a 39-year-old Austrian-born Swiss, as their national team coach in succession to Artur Jorge.
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