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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

Combining an NQT with a psychology degree can really get children motivated

Richard Russell paces the room and addresses the children like a seasoned football manager giving a half-time team talk. He speaks confidently, in a mature and motivating fashion, slapping the back of his right hand into his left palm. He taps his head in a "think about it" sort of way and tells pupils to get "on it" – to focus.

I Want Your Job: Football coach

Kalam Mooniaruck, 23, is an intermediate football coach at the David Beckham Academy in Greenwich, south London.

Leading article: What a funny old game

Kevin Keegan was the England football coach who had the courage to admit that he wasn't up to the job. Fabio Capello is the England football coach whose confidence in his ability to transform the team's fortunes was manifest even as he revealed that he couldn't speak the same language as the players.

ICG Memorandum Of Understanding

As part of the Institute's efforts to encourage greater collaboration within the career guidance sector, the ICG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Careers England.

At least 51 killed in Egyptian train crash

A passenger train sped into a northern Egypt railway station today and collided with a second train, killing 51 people and injuring 138.

CLASSICAL Review: From Manchester with love

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Football manager accused of nine child abuse offences

DAVID JONES, the manager of Southampton Football Club, was charged yesterday with nine offences against children.

WHY ARE THEY FAMOUS: RUUD GULLIT

Main claim

A big splash in the Clyde

What does the Man Utd manager's success owe to the shipyard socialism of Glasgow? By Pat Kane; Managing my Life by Alex Ferguson, with Hugh McIlvanney Hodder & Stoughton, pounds 18.99, 478pp

Banks calls on Blair to appoint a `sports tsar'

TONY BANKS is urging Tony Blair to appoint a "sports tsar" to co-ordinate Government policy across Whitehall as recognition of the political importance of games including football, tennis and cricket.

Letter: Dads and lads

Letter:

Words: Establishment

A CERTAIN amount of ill-feeling seems to have accompanied the appointment of Andrew Motion as the Poet Laureate. No one should be surprised at this. The compulsion to be rude about fellow-practitioners can be one of the burdens conferred by the Muse. This time, though, the Laureateship being a political appointment, anyone can join in. Complaints have been heard that Mr Motion is an establishment poet, and that the Queen's advisers had no business to recommend such a person.

Sports Letter: Powell ahead

Sir: Sorry, but didn't Hope Powell beat Chris Ramsey to it? She became the first black, the first female and the youngest international football coach in England when she became coach to the England women's squad in 1998.

Sports Letters: Ferguson shares blame for `greed'

Sir: It is hypocritical of Alex Ferguson to be suddenly concerned about players' salaries and the future of football (Sport, 26 February) since he and his club are as much to blame as anyone for the current situation.

Media: Crisis? What crisis?

We all make mistakes. But if you're skilful they need not cost you your job.
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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker