Sporting Digest: Football
Tuesday 03 February 1998
Romania will host the finals of the European Under-21 Championship. All 12 matches will be played in Bucharest between 23-31 May at two venues: the 28,000 all-seat Steaua stadium and the 15,000 all-seat Cotroceni Stadium.
Andy Thorn, the Tranmere defender, has been forced to retire because of a persistent knee injury. The 31-year-old defender had an operation in midweek and was told he risked serious long-term damage if he carried on playing.
Bradford yesterday appointed the club's youth development officer, Chris Hutchings, as assistant manager to Paul Jewell, a role he previously held when City were promoted from the Second Division in 1995-96 under the previous manager, Chris Kamara.
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