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County cricket news: Anthony McGrath appointed Essex head coach

The 42-year-old worked as a deputy to Chris Silverwood for the past two years Monday, November 20, 2017 Anthony McGrath has been promoted as Essex’s new head coach. The former Yorkshire and England all-rounder worked for the past two years as deputy to Chris Silverwood, who has left to become the national side’s new fast bowling coach. McGrath provides continuity to the side which won the 2017 Specsavers County Championship in their first season back in the top flight. The 42-year-old, who played four Tests and 14 one-day internationals, said:…

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CONFIRMED! Former Southampton boss Claude Puel appointed new Leicester City manager

Claude Puel is the new Leicester City manager Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Former Southampton manager Claude Puel has been appointed new Leicester City manager, the Premier League club have announced. The 56-year-old Frenchman, who has also managed Monaco, Lille, Lyon and Nice, was fired by the Saints during the summer after a solitary season in charge at St Mary’s. Despite leading the club to the EFL Cup final, and a respectable eight-placed finish in the league, the style of Southampton’s play under Puel was derided as boring, a view confirmed by…

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News: Sofer appointed commercial director at TUI UK & Ireland

Richard Sofer has been appointed as the new commercial director of TUI UK & Ireland and will take up his position on the TUI UK & Ireland board with effect from December. As commercial director Sofer will have responsibility for TUI UK & I’s product offering, yield management and aviation planning. Sofer joined TUI UK in September 2016 as managing director of Thomson Cruises and has successfully led the cruise team through the launch of Discovery 2 in May 2017 and the recent rebrand to Marella Cruises as Thomson changed…

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Former Blackburn winger Jason Wilcox appointed academy director at Manchester City

Jason Wilcox has been appointed academy director at Manchester City Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Former Blackburn winger Jason Wilcox has been appointed as Manchester City’s academy director. The 46-year-old, who won the Premier League title with Blackburn in 1995, had been in the role on an interim basis since June and has now take on the position on a full-time basis. Wilcox, who also played for Leeds, Leicester and Blackpool, joined the City academy coaching staff five years ago, coaching the under-18s squad to a national championship title and two…

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News: Douglas appointed chief executive of Etihad Aviation Group

The chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, today confirmed the appointment of Tony Douglas as group chief executive, who will join the company in January 2018. Douglas joins Etihad from the United Kingdom’s ministry of defence, where he has served as chief executive of the defence equipment and support department, responsible for procuring and supporting all the equipment and services for the British Armed Forces. In the UK, he held senior positions with airport operator BAA, and as chief operating officer and group chief executive designate…

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News: de Thé appointed public affairs director at Europcar

Europcar Group has announced the appointment of Jehan de Thé to the role of public affairs director for the group. In his new role, 52-years-old de Thé will seek to develop the group’s public affairs strategy with the main objective to promote the group’s expertise in the new mobility markets and to be the link with the public institutions (urban transport, professional and regulation bodies). He will work closely with all the group’s brands and franchisees. Expert of mobility jobs, de Thé shared his professional experience between marketing and business…

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News: Gomboshaw appointed director of sales at Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous

July saw the opening of Iberostar Hotels & Resorts’ first The Grand Collection hotel in the Mediterranean: the Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous. As part of its strategy to promote and position the new hotel as a top seller and guarantee its success by meeting the targets set, the company has recently appointed Geraldine Gomboshaw as its new director of sales. Designed by renowned Dutch artist Marcel Wanders, the superior five-star hotel boasts a prime location on the Majorcan coastline and includes six luxury themed suites, four penthouse double rooms,…

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