Wenger's successor lined up

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Messages crossing the Pacific could deliver comfort to Arsenal. Carlos Queiroz, the coach of the US Major League club New York/New Jersey MetroStars, said yesterday he had been offered the manager's job by the Japanese club, Grampus Eight.

If the Portuguese coach accepted, that could clear the way for Arsene Wenger to fly from Nagoya to London to take over at Arsenal. Grampus Eight aim to make a final decision on their manager on Monday.

As Wenger's arrival is awaited, a winger who left Highbury could be making another move. Bolton want to take the Swede, Anders Limpar, on loan from Everton with a view to signing him to aid their campaign to return to the Premiership.

Manchester City, similarly striving to go straight back up, have signed the centre-back Darren Wassall on a month's loan from Derby County.

Leicester City have won a claim for damages against another of the promotion contenders, Wolves, over their withdrawal from the transfer of goalkeeper Zeljko Kalac. A Football League commission found that Wolves had agreed to sign Steve Corica and Kalac for a combined fee of pounds 1.75m, subject to obtaining work permits, but then only took Corica. The commission ordered Wolves to pay Leicester pounds 250,000 in damages for breach of contract.

Another bizarre day on the Scottish managerial roundabout ended with Raith Rovers making Iain Munro their new manager in succession to Tommy McLean - the day after Munro had apparently agreed to become manager of St Mirren. On Tuesday McLean left Raith to join Dundee United after only a week in charge in Kirkcaldy.