Dimitar Penev, the Bulgarian coach who guided the country to their finest international football achievement by reaching the 1994 World Cup semi- finals, was sacked yesterday and his nephew, Lyuboslav Penev, was taken off the team. Penev had been criticised by the media because the team failed to advance from the group stages of last month's European championship and for playing his nephew in matches despite a lack of form.
Wolves are to pay Leicester City more than pounds 1m for the forward Iwan Roberts. The fee could rise to pounds 1.4m depending on appearances.
First division Reading have parted company with their coach Phil Holder on the same day that the international defenders Paul Bodin and Barry Hunter completed moves to Elm Park.
Graeme Souness, the new Southampton manager, yesterday appointed his former Liverpool colleague Phil Boersma as his assistant manager.