Sporting Digest: Football

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The Independent Online
Portsmouth have sacked Keith Waldon, their co-ordinator of football, as the manager, Alan Ball, begins restructuring his backroom staff under the new ownership of Milan Mandaric, who completed his pounds 5m takeover of the club last month.

Dunfermline have appointed Jimmy Nicholl, the former Raith manager, as their assistant manager.

Marco Lanna, the Italian defender, has signed a two-year contract with Real Zaragoza.