Sport Fabio Coentrao has started only four games since United tried to sign him last summer

The wing-back has not played for more than two months because of a thigh injury sustained on international duty for Portugal

Guus Hiddink agent won't rule out Chelsea return

The agent of Guus Hiddink today refused to rule out the Dutchman returning to frontline club management amid reports he is the number one target to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as Chelsea boss.

Italian media reaction to Carlo Ancelotti dismissal

Carlo Ancelotti's dismissal as Chelsea manager has made it onto the front pages of the Italian press today.

Dare Hiddink risk what can be a graveyard for reputations?

The men who do Roman Abramovich's bidding at Chelsea wasted no time yesterday in toppling the sixth manager to work for the Russian billionaire - which makes you believe that the next candidate has already been lined up.

Beckford brilliance sends Ancelotti off on 'holiday'

Everton 1 Chelsea 0

Ancelotti sacked in Goodison corridor by ruthless Chelsea

Club keen on Porto manager Villas-Boas after Italian is dismissed for 'falling short of expectations'

Lacklustre Chelsea felled by Beckford stunner

Everton 1 Chelsea 0

Ancelotti: I won't cry if I am sacked

Carlo Ancelotti will lead Chelsea out at Everton tomorrow for what will be his 109th, and probably last, game in charge, and admitted yesterday he is not desperate to remain in the job.

Carlo Ancelotti will accept Chelsea fate

Carlo Ancelotti today insisted he would shed no tears if he is sacked by Chelsea after Sunday's final Barclays Premier League game of the season at Everton.

Stoke accuse FA of 'losing the plot' over referees

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has accused the Football Association of "losing the plot" over its rules on managers commenting on referees. Stoke manager Tony Pulis was warned this week as to his future conduct after praising Howard Webb ahead of his side's FA Cup semi-final with Bolton, which Webb officiated.

Kalou fails to give backing to Ancelotti

Salomon Kalou has become the first Chelsea player to hint at a public dissatisfaction with Carlo Ancelotti as the club's Italian manager waits to hear his fate at the end of the season.

FA warn Tony Pulis after complimenting referee Howard Webb

Stoke manager Tony Pulis has been warned as to his future conduct by the Football Association after making complimentary comments about referee Howard Webb.

FA climbdown sees Ferguson and Ancelotti escape censure

Managers go unpunished despite breaking rule that bans talking about referees before a game

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti hit with FA warning

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and Chelsea counterpart Carlo Ancelotti have both received warnings from the Football Association for making comments about Howard Webb before their recent Barclays Premier League clash.

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti admits he could have done better

Carlo Ancelotti admits he could have done a better job as Chelsea manager this season ahead of what could be his final week in charge.

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