Dave Jones (Football Manager)

Tim Rich: He may coach like Mourinho but Villas-Boas doesn't speak

There is too much that links Jose Mourinho to Andre Villas-Boas for there not to be comparisons. They came to Chelsea from Porto immediately after winning a European trophy. They began management young, neither had much of a playing career and they possess the kind of acute intelligence not always to be found in football. And yet in one respect they are very different.

You're fired! The day I lost my job

For the Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, the deed was done on Sunday in a football stadium corridor. For Jerry Seinfeld, there was simply no script for him one day. Andy McSmith tells the tales of how bad news can be broken

Sam Wallace: McCarthy goes down dangerous route

Mick McCarthy's decision to rest all but one of his first team for last night's game at Old Trafford is a dangerous new development in the Premier League that could undermine the nature of the competition itself.

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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.

Sven Goran Eriksson: The hits and the missus

Sven Goran Eriksson's career as a football manager has, lest we forget, produced a string of successes - the sort of trophy haul that made England fans delighted when he was appointed manager.