Sporting Digest: Football

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THE Turkish club, Besiktas, said yesterday they had signed Christoph Daum, the former manager of VfB Stuttgart, as technical director. Daum replaces Gordon Milne, who is reported to be the next technical director of Gary Lineker's club, Nagoya Grampus Eight.

MANCHESTER UNITED'S form over the past 12 months has brought Alex Ferguson the world's best manager award in a poll of readers of World Soccer magazine.

WALES could well retain Terry Yorath as manager after speculation that other candidates, including Terry Venables, were being considered. Yesterday Alun Evans, the Welsh FA's secretary, said talks would continue with Yorath. 'We will offer what we think we can afford and hopefully we will be able to announce on Thursday morning that Terry Yorath is continuing as team manager. It will solve a lot of problems and end speculation about a new man,' Evans said.

RANGERS have disciplined Ian Ferguson for being sent off for spitting during the home defeat by Dundee United on Saturday.

COLOMBIAN CHAMPIONSHIP: Atletico Nacional 3 Junior Barranquilla 3; America 1 Medellin 1.

BRAZILIAN CHAMPIONSHIP Final: Vitoria 0 Palmeiras 1.