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Venables: hurry up and pick manager

Former England manager Terry Venables warned yesterday that the Football Association cannot afford to waste time in appointing Fabio Capello's successor and predicted that if the new man is English he would not be paid the £6m a year the Italian earned.

Bryan Robson fighting throat cancer

Former England captain Bryan Robson has undergone surgery for throat cancer, Manchester United said yesterday. Robson was in Bangkok when he had the operation on 3 March and United have said specialists are optimistic about the chances of a full recovery.

Eriksson: promotion a long way off

New Leicester City manager Sven Goran Eriksson has admitted his side's promotion hopes remain distant after beginning his reign with a 2-0 victory over Thailand on Saturday. Leicester sit third from bottom of the Championship after taking just eight points from their opening 10 matches.

Ferguson claims top clubs were competing for Bebe's signature

Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager, has suggested that both Benfica and Real Madrid provided competition for the services of the 19-year-old Portuguese striker Bebe before United moved with a £7.5m offer for a player untried at a significant level.

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