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  • Howe, Pardew and Wenger among the contenders to succeed Allardyce

    Howe, Pardew and Wenger among the contenders to succeed Allardyce

    Omnisport
    Howe, Pardew and Wenger among the contenders to succeed Allardyce

    The FA faces another choice between a home-grown or foreign England manager to replace Sam Allardyce. …

  • Allardyce's dream turns into a nightmare after 67 days

    Allardyce's dream turns into a nightmare after 67 days

    Reuters
    Allardyce's dream turns into a nightmare after 67 days

    By Neville Dalton LONDON (Reuters) - Sam Allardyce took the England manager's job knowing his tactical approach to the game, which had long divided opinion, would come under scrutiny like never before. Allardyce left his post on Tuesday by mutual agreement with his employers at the Football Association after having been in charge for just one match and 67 days. It was a sensational end to the brief reign of an old-school manager with innovative ideas whose achievements at some of England's …

  • De Bruyne ruled out of City's Celtic clash

    De Bruyne ruled out of City's Celtic clash

    AFP News
    De Bruyne ruled out of City's Celtic clash

    Kevin De Bruyne is out of Manchester City's Champions League trip to face Celtic in Glasgow, his manager Pep Guardiola confirmed on the eve of the game. "Kevin is not a big injury -- in two and a half or three weeks, maybe he will be ready," Guardiola said at Celtic Park on Tuesday. The Belgian playmaker suffered a hamstring injury towards the end of City's 3-1 win at Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday that maintained their perfect start to the season. …

  • Five short football managerial reigns

    Five short football managerial reigns

    AFP News
    Five short football managerial reigns

    Sam Allardyce left his post as England manager 67 days after his appointment on Tuesday. Here AFP Sports looks at five other managers whose reigns lasted an even shorter space of time (days in brackets): Steve Bruce - Wigan (55) Ironically the front runner in the betting to fill the England vacancy the former Manchester United skipper didn't dally long at Wigan. Alan Shearer - Newcastle (51) Nicknamed 'Mary Poppins' by some, his spoonful of sugar to save his beloved Newcastle from relegation …

  • My Hometown: Springsteen launches book tour in New Jersey

    My Hometown: Springsteen launches book tour in New Jersey

    Associated Press
    My Hometown: Springsteen launches book tour in New Jersey

    FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The Boss was back in his hometown. …