The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Abdullah Avci was named coach of Turkey’s national soccer team, one day after Guus Hiddink left the post.
Guus Hiddink will leave his role as coach of Turkey’s national soccer team after failing to reach next year’s European Championship
Guus Hiddink, who took Russia to the semifinals at soccer’s 2008 European Championship, was named as coach of Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala after signing a 1 1/2 year contract today, according to a statement published on the team’s website today.
Ange Postecoglou was hired as head coach of Australia’s national soccer team on a five-year contract through the next two World Cups and 2015 Asian Cup after his club agreed to release him.
Chelsea fired manager Andre Villas- Boas after eight months in charge, as the west London soccer team slipped further back in the race for England’s final Champions League slot.