Osvaldo Ardiles, dismissed as coach of Croatia Zagreb after their elimination at the end of the first phase of the Champions, League, is to return to Japan as the new coach of Yokohama F Marinos next month. Ardiles, 48, will replace the Spaniard Antonio de la Cruz, whose contract expires on 1 January 2000 and is not being renewed.
VfB Stuttgart, the German First Division club, have released the defender Thorsten Legat from his contract over an alleged racist remark aimed at his Guinean team-mate, Pablo Thiam.
Bradford City have taken the goalkeeper Aidan Davison on loan from Sheffield United ahead of today's Premiership game with Middlesbrough at Valley Parade.
Hibernian have confirmed their winter tour dates in Trinidad and Tobago, where they will play Tobago on 9 January at the Roxborough Stadium and W Connection on 14 January 14 at the CONCACAF Centre of Excellence in Port-of-Spain.Reuse content