Hickersberger appointed coach of Al-Wahda

Former Austria trainer Josef Hickersberger has been named as the new coach of United Arab Emirates League side Al-Wahda. Hickersberger, 60, who has held previous coaching positions in the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Qatar, told Austria's Kurier newspaper that he had signed a contract until the end of the season with the Abu Dhabi club. "We can extend it into next year if all parties are happy," Hickersberger was quoted as saying. Hickersberger resigned from his second stint in charge of the Austrian national team following the country's group stage exit during their co-hosting of Euro 2008 in June.