Coleman met Keegan and the Fulham manager, Ray Wilkins, while they were in the North-west for their disappointing defeat at Preston to sort out a contract worth almost pounds 1m over three years. Coleman has not played first- team football for more than a season since rupturing an Achilles tendon.
Graham Kelly, the Football Association's chief executive, has written to Uefa strongly urging them to restore the European place for the Coca- Cola Cup winners. The European governing body will discuss the matter at an executive meeting this week.
Uefa said the annual inter-continental cup match between the champions of Europe and South America - the Toyota Cup - will not be replaced by a world club championship, proposals about which are being studied. "Plans for a world champions' league are a separate issue," said a spokesman.Reuse content