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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.

Solskjaer dreams of United return

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will return to Norway in January openly admitting he hopes to return one day and become Manchester United manager.

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Bulgarians fight back over Petrov

Bulgaria coach Plamen Markov denied yesterday that he had risked Manchester City winger Martin Petrov's health by naming him in the starting line-up in last week's World Cup qualifier against Georgia.