Football: Forest offer chair to Kenneth Clarke
Clarke, a lifelong Forest fan, has had talks with Nigel Wray, owner of the club. He is returning to the back benches after his defeat in the Conservative Party leadership election last week.
"There are two companies: there is Nottingham Forest, of which Irving Korn is chairman, and there's Nottingham Forest plc, which has no chairman that's the holding company," Forest spokesman Larry Lloyd said. "So Nigel has offered Kenneth Clarke the post as chairman of Nottingham Forest plc, simply because later on in the year there will be a flotation at Nottingham Forest - and who better than the ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer to be chairman?"
BBC commentator Jock Brown is likely to become the new general manager of Celtic.
Brown is a lawyer in addition to his work with BBC in Scotland and he has been representing many leading football managers in their contract negotiations.
Newcastle's Faustino Asprilla is set to leave Tyneside and return to his old club Parma, in search of guaranteed first-team football to secure his place in next year's World Cup finals.
"I am not guaranteed first-team football at Newcastle so I will be delighted to return to Italy," Asprilla told an Italian newspaper. "I need to play first-team football all the time if I want to keep my place in the Colombian team."
One player who will not be leaving St James' Park is Peter Beardsley. Hull City were the latest club reportedly trying to tempt the former England striker Beardsley with a player-manager's job, but Beardsley has made his intentions clear.
"I would like to stay at Newcastle and it's up to them to make me an offer," he said. "I think I have a couple more years left playing top- flight football."
Things have taken a turn for the bizarre in the life of Diego Maradona. The former Argentina captain, twice suspended for drug offences and all but retired from Boca Juniors, has hired Ben Johnson, who was stripped of his 1988 Olympic gold 100 metres medal for taking steroids, as a personal trainer on wages of $1,000 [pounds 625] a day.
"I want to be the best in the world again," Maradona said. "Ben's the fastest man in the world - a powerhouse, an animal." A perfect match, some might say.
Latest in Sport
Manchester United's best XI of the season so far: No place for Angel Di Maria or Juan Mata
Which player sells the most shirts in the Premier League?
WrestleMania 31 results: Seth Rollins stuns WWE as he cashes in Money in the Bank contract to claim title from Brock Lesnar
Italy vs England preview: Roy Hodgson to experiment with Phil Jones in midfield while Harry Kane joins Theo Walcott in attack
WrestleMania 31: Undertaker begins a new streak after tombstoning Bray Wyatt
- 1 Replica Back to the Future Hoverboard released
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
- 4 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 5 Dylan Moran on quitting smoking, being about as sexy as the Pope and why comedy panel programmes are 'c*ck shows'
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Software Engineer is required...
£20000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: IT Software Developer / Program...
£16000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: As one of Europe's leading prov...
£30000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...