Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez has spoken to the club's sporting director Eric Abidal and chief executive Oscar Grau about coaching the team but has not made a decision, a club source told Reuters on Sunday.
Canterbury Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has again gone overseas to complete his coaching group with former Wales winger Mark Jones named as the defensive coach on a two-year contract for the 10-times Super Rugby champions.
Real Madrid were crowned winners of the first edition of the revamped Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, beating city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw after extra time in a tense final.
Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde earned unlikely praise from Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone for a deliberate foul that denied Atletico a late scoring chance and potentially cost them Sunday's Super Cup final.
Watford escaped the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season with a 3-0 win at Bournemouth on Sunday but manager Nigel Pearson, who has engineered a remarkable transformation since taking over, said the job is not done.