Notts appoint Backe

Notts County have appointed Swede Hans Backe as the club's new manager and replacement for Ian McParland. Backe is believed to have turned down the Sweden job to take up his post at Meadow Lane and is a long time friend of Sven Goran Eriksson. Backe has won four Danish titles with Aalborg and FC Copenhagen and has also managed in Austria and Greece.

He takes over immediately and will be in charge for Saturday's match with Shrewsbury Town.