By Sonia Oxley (Reuters) - Alex Ferguson bowed out of management on Sunday with a smile, a wave and a bucketful of goals in his 1,500th Manchester United game but without the victory he had so wanted. The 71-year-old Scot entered retirement having watched his Premier League champions draw 5-5 at West Bromwich Albion on the final day of the season having led 5-2 with 11 minutes to go. Before the game he had spoken of his desire to go out on a high after more than 26 years in the job but he was
By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Carlo Ancelotti informed Paris St Germain officials on Sunday that he wants to leave at the end of the season after leading the team to their first French league title in 19 years but the club turned down his request. "I have asked the club to leave and I am waiting for their answer because I am under contract," Ancelotti said at the Ligue 1 awards ceremony after being named coach of the season along with St Etienne's Christophe Galtier. ...
(Reuters) - AC Milan scored twice in the last six minutes, the first a hugely controversial Mario Balotelli penalty, to beat relegated Siena 2-1 in Serie A on Sunday and snatch the Champions League playoff spot. Furious Siena, who went ahead in the 25th minute through Claudio Terzi, also had Christian Terlizzi harshly sent off in the 70th minute, almost immediately after Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini had been dismissed. ...
(Reuters) - Arsenal beat North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur to England's fourth Champions League spot, their 1-0 victory over Newcastle on the final day of the Premier League season enough to ensure their place in Europe's showpiece competition. In Serie A, AC Milan scored twice in last six minutes to snatch a place in the Champions League qualifying round while Porto clinched their 27th Portuguese Premier League title. ...
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