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Arsenal attacker sticks to his guns about Capello but tells Sam Wallace he wants a central striking role for club and country

Shortlisted: Football managers who never get the job

Graeme Souness has ruled himself out of the running to succeed George Burley amid rumours that he will be the next Scotland manager.

Where Wenger won: How Arsene reached 1000

Arsenal's victory over Tottenham this weekend saw Arsene Wenger reach the milestone of 1000 Premier League points since he took charge of the Gunners.

Winners of the Premier League sack race

Rafael Benitez looks to have fended off the calls for his head following victory over Manchester United.

Record breaker: Is Wenger the greatest ever Arsenal manager?

Arsene Wenger today becomes the longest serving manager in Arsenal's history, eclipsing the milestone of George Allison, who was at the helm from June 1934 then during the War years to May 1947.

Stephen Glover: This admission of guilt might be an own goal by the press

Nine out of ten people will probably sympathise with England's football manager, Fabio Capello, who has received an apology from two newspapers after being photographed on holiday on a beach. The News of the World and the Daily Mail have also paid what are described as "substantial donations" to charities chosen by Mr Capello.

Fabio Capello's plea for holiday privacy falls on deaf ears

England manager 'upset' by publication of pictures of him and wife in mudbath

The most feared football managers

The Independent's Glenn Moore joined fiery Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock in the dugout last week.

Tim Montgomerie: David Cameron needs to win a mandate and a majority

He must overcome his caution and set out clearly where the axe will fall

Sports Book of the Week: The Manager, by Barney Ronay

Has the football manager had his heyday? Barney Ronay argues that the rise of squillionaire owners used to getting their own way will soon make the manager little more than a first-team coach, with little say in how his club is run or which players are bought and sold.

XI players hoping to catch Capello's eye

England's dominance of what had been expected to be a difficult World Cup qualifying group means competition for places in Fabio Capello's 24-man squad for the tournament – assuming they get there – will be fierce.

Leading article: A little local difficulty for the Tories – and their rivals

If politicians are serious about relinquishing control, they must stop meddling

High-salary council chiefs face sack, say the Tories

Council chiefs paid as much as £240,000 a year face the axe under a Conservative government, after a senior Tory said the position of council chief executive should be abolished.

Richard Ferguson: QC who defended Rosemary West, Terry Marsh and Patrick Magee

Richard Ferguson was a QC who, after arriving on the London legal scene in the early 1980s, went on to feature in a stream of the most high-profile criminal cases of the last two decades.

James Moore: Swines? No, they deserve it

Step forward Andrew Witty, this week's epitome of corporate evil. Mr Witty is chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline and his company stands to make an awful lot of money out of swine flu.

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Jack Thorne's play 'Hope': What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

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Ed Harcourt on Romeo Beckham and life as a court composer at Burberry

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