Dover sack manager

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Dover, who are bottom of the GM Vauxhall Conference, have parted company with manager John Ryan following a run of seven successive defeats.

Walsall made a profit of pounds 102,000 last season after winning promotion to the Second Division without selling a single player. The club also achieved a record pounds 1m turnover.

Dirceu, the former Brazilian international midfielder, was killed in a car accident in Rio de Janeiro yesterday. He was capped 44 times by Brazil and appeared in three World Cups: 1974, '78 and '82.

TRANSFER: Phil Starbuck (striker) Sheffield United to Bristol City (loan).

THURSDAY'S LATE RESULTS: European Cup-Winners' Cup first round first leg: KR Reykjavik (Ice) 2 (Bibercic pens 36, 67) Everton 3 (Ebbrell 22, Unsworth pen 57, Amokachi 88); Other ties: Borussia Monchengladbach (Ger) 3 Sileks Kratovo (Mac) 0; Sporting Lisbon 4 Maccabi Haifa (Isr) 0; Dag Liepaja (Lat) 0 Feyenoord (Neth) 7; Club Bruges (Bel) 1 Shakhtyor Donetsk (Ukr) 0; Inter Bratislava (Slovak) 0 Real Zaragoza 2; Rapid Vienna 3 Petrolul Ploiesti (Rom) 1; Molde (Nor) 2 Paris St-Germain 3; AEK Athens 2 Sion (Swit) 0; Zalgiris Vilnius (Lith) 2 Trabzonspor (Turk) 2; Apoel Nicosia (Cyp) 0 Deportivo La Coruna (Sp) 0. Uefa Cup first round first leg: Vardar Skopje (Mac) 0 Bordeaux (Fr) 2; Lens (Fr) 6 Avenir Beggen (Lux) 0. FA Cup first qualifying round replay: Totton 0 Thame 4.

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