The former Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has been named coach of Uzbekistan champions Bunyodkor. The 60-year-old World Cup-winning coach, who was sacked by Chelsea in February, has agreed an 18-month contract with the Uzbek side. Scolari succeeds fellow Brazilian Zico, who quit in December to join CSKA Moscow.
Meanwhile India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia has been suspended by his club for six months for a violation of club regulations. Bhutia, the golden boy of Indian football, fell out with management at Kolkata side Mohun Bagan when he missed a friendly and team training to take part in a television celebrity dance competition.