Djukic named new Hercules boss

MADRID - Spanish club Hercules have appointed former Serbia coach Miroslav Djukic to replace Esteban Vigo, who was sacked on Sunday after a 4-0 home defeat by Osasuna left them bottom of La Liga.

Djukic, 45, who failed to win a match in eight months as coach of his native country in 2008, has agreed to stay until the end of the season, the Alicante-based club said on their website.

He is best remembered in Spain for missing a late penalty for Deportivo La Coruna on the final day of the 1993/94 season when a goal would have given the club their first league title.