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It has been suggested that the former manager's presence is making is difficult for David Moyes

FA to seek Beckham's release

Beckham's first instalment to Real

FA may wait for Monsieur Houllier

THE Frenchman Gerard Houllier could re-emerge as the man to fill the post of English football's technical director. I understand that Houllier would be willing to take the job if the Football Association decide to wait for him until after the World Cup of 1998.

Football: Wenger confirmed as Arsenal manager

Arsenal finally named their new manager yesterday, two other managers and six weeks after they first decided to hire him. Given Highbury's descent into farce, it would have been fitting if the new manager had been named Rix - Brian, not Graham. In the event it is, as expected, Arsene Wenger, who becomes the first Frenchman to manage in England.

Wenger's successor lined up

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.

Oliveira's oracle clouds over

Phil Shaw finds the precocious Portuguese professing caution

Sporting suspend captain

Sporting Lisbon have suspended their club captain, Oceano Cruz, after he accused his chairman, Pedro Santana Lopes, of "posturing" in a newspaper interview.

The two minutes that distracted a nation

Perhaps the shortest "match" in the history of football finished without a goal yesterday - but not without argument. Two Portuguese First Division clubs, Sporting Lisbon and Chaves, played before a handful of fans for just over two minutes yesterday to complete a match suspended 12 days ago.

Strike threat by Brazilians

A long-standing Brazilian gate-money scam has led to players threatening a strike, as they say that although the directors know who the culprits are, they are taking no action. Two members of Brazil's World Cup-winning side, Romario and Branco, who both play for Flamengo, are leading a campaign to stamp out what they say is the theft of gate money at matches in the Rio de Janeiro championship.

Football / World Cup: Roxburgh relies on Ibrox men

SCOTLAND trained yesterday at the ground where Celtic won the European Cup, before returning to the same Estoril hotel in which Jock Stein's Lisbon Lions stayed 26 years ago. Tonight, however, Andy Roxburgh will rely on Rangers' experience of Continental competition in a match neither his own team nor Portugal dare lose.
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