Be careful what you wish for, Roy Hodgson warned as Wolves fans demanded Mick McCarthy's head on Sunday. Alan Curbishley received strong backing at the bookies to succeed McCarthy, who was sacked after reporting for work yesterday, but in the parochial world of West Midlands football the impressive job being done on a shoestring at Birmingham may put Chris Hughton on the Molineux wish list.
Problems on and off field force Capello to prepare for tournament in familiar disarray
Aston Villa were accelerating their pursuit of Alex McLeish last night, despite a growing sense of anger among fans which culminated in a 600-strong protest outside Villa Park.
City plan to demand £5m compensation for manager and threaten to involve Premier League in dispute
Finding a home-grown national manager will be tough as the number of foreign coaches increases.
Gerard Houllier was last night confirmed as the new manager of Aston Villa, completing an unlikely return to the Premier League for the former Liverpool manager at the age of 63.
Aston Villa hope to appoint Gerard Houllier as successor to Martin O'Neill in the next 48 hours. Houllier is spending the weekend deciding whether to return to Premier League management after a six-year absence.
Gerard Houllier would not be interested in a director of football role at Aston Villa and neither are the club intending to implement a two-tier style of management that would incorporate such a role.
Sven-Goran Eriksson would be interested in making a return to the Barclays Premier League with Aston Villa, according to sources close to the former England coach.
Veteran manager Ottmar Hitzfeld is understood to have held informal talks with Fulham over the vacant manager's job at Craven Cottage.
Alan Curbishley feels he is unlikely to be offered the chance to return to Premier League management with Fulham. The former Charlton and West Ham manager was touted as an early favourite to replace Roy Hodgson after he joined Liverpool, but it now appears both Sven Goran Eriksson and Mark Hughes are more likely candidates for the vacancy at Craven Cottage.
West Ham co-owner David Gold believes Gianfranco Zola can still guide the Hammers to Premier League safety.
QPR have confirmed manager Paul Hart has left the club after just five games in charge.
The Portsmouth chairman Sulaiman al-Fahim said yesterday he opposed the decision taken by the club's new owner Ali al-Faraj to sack manager Paul Hart. Fahim, who is chairman of the club and still owns a 10 per cent stake, said no one from the club consulted him on the move, and revealed he only found out when it was announced on the club's website.
Avram Grant is the clear favourite to succeed the sacked Paul Hart as Portsmouth manager.
Sacked Portsmouth manager Paul Hart is considering an offer to remain at the club as technical director.