The former Blackpool and Burnley manager Jimmy Mullen has taken charge of the League of Ireland Premier Division club Sligo Rovers.
The former England chief scout Ted Buxton has been appointed football consultant to the Chinese national side.
The Stoke captain, Ian Cranson, 32, is to retire from football because of a series of knee injuries.
The Scottish League yesterday backed referee Bobby Tait for allowing Tuesday's First Division match between Partick Thistle and St Johnstone to take place. Partick were left without four of their first-team squad and Saints were missing two because the atrocious weather prevented them reaching Firhill Park in time for the match, which St Johnstone won 4- 0.
TRANSFERS: Mark Robins (forward) Leicester City to FC Copenhagen (loan extended for further two weeks); Geirmund Brendesaether (defender) SK Brann (Nor) to Aberdeen (trial).
FA CUP: Matches scheduled for Sky Sports live coverage: Tue 26 Nov: First- round replay: Millwall v Woking (7.45). Fri 6 Dec: Second round: Plymouth v Exeter (7.45). Sat 7 Dec: Second round: Cardiff v Gillingham (6.0).Reuse content