QUOTES OF THE WEEK

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n We would have a World Cup qualifying game around October or November and I would be in court for several weeks. Terry Venables explains why he resigned as England football coach.

n Terry's decision had nothing to do with what is being written in the papers - they are comics anyway. Fred Venables, the coach's father.

n I'm interested in managing nobody but Newcastle United. Kevin Keegan rules himself out of the England running.

n I have 18 months left of my contract and I won't be moving while I'm under that contract. As does Bryan Robson.

n You've hit a few in your time. Let's finish it in the tunnel. What Terry McDermott is alleged to have said to Bruce Rioch at Highbury

n I'm feeling battered and bruised and more in need of recuperation than my players. Howard Wilkinson, Leeds manger, after their 4-2 FA Cup win at Derby.

n Sunderland came here to play a cup tie but we treated it just like a normal game. Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson forgets to look at his fixture list.

n These are troubled times. Warrington coach, Clive Griffiths, reflects on their 54-14 rugby league defeat by St Helens, three days after they lost 80-0 to them.

n I am sad to leave a potential sleeping giant with a great history, but without players I cannot work miracles. We just about know what Peter Roe, who resigned as Barrow coach, means.

n I don't care what anyone says, it is difficult when family and friends are around. Ray Illingworth blames off-the-field distractions for England's cricketers losing the final Test.

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