* Vjatseslav Smirnov has been named as the new head coach of 2005 Estonian champions FC TVMK Tallinn.
After former Russian international Sergei Yuran's unexpected departure from the job at the end of November, TVMK held negotiations with several foreign coaches but finally settled for Smirnov. The 49-year-old has signed a one-year deal with TVMK, although he has already been working there for more than 20 years in a variety of roles, from player and coach all the way up to club president.
Smirnov's only trophy with the club was the 1993 Estonia cup win, though he does have a collection of six Meistriliiga bronze medals as a coach. After the 2002 season, he was released as head coach but remained at the club in various other capacities. Vyacheslav Bulavin, who led TVMK to the title in 2005, has also returned to the club as a consultant to the coaching staff.