Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan is the early favourite to take over from Owen Coyle after his departure was confirmed by Wigan.

LA Fitness and Dave Whelan Sports improve gym contracts after OFT investigation

Two of Britain's biggeset gym chains today agreed to make their contracts clearer and give customers more rights to cancel their membership, after an investigation by the consumer watchdog the Office of Fair Trading.

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Transfer news: Everton agree £13m deal for Wigan midfielder James McCarthy - and complete loan deal for Romelu Lukaku

The Toffees needed a replacement for Marouane Fellaini, who has joined Manchester United

Arouna Kone looks set to join up with his former coach Roberto Martinez at Everton
Martinez has been linked with the Everton job

Roberto Martinez set to leave Wigan - and start talks with Everton

Merseyside club in pole position after requesting permission to speak to former Swansea coach

Paul Rogers parades the trophy in 1999

FA Cup semi-finals: Paul Rogers caught with his pants down after Wigan's winner in 1989

Paul Rogers will be at today’s FA Cup semi-final hoping that Wigan Athletic can repeat their victory over Millwall in the teams’ previous Wembley meeting, when he scored the only goal of the 1999 Auto Windscreens Shield final.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers only wants a minute’s silence for Hillsborough

Hillsborough families oppose minutes silence for Margaret Thatcher

Brendan Rodgers has said the only silent tribute this weekend should be held before Liverpool's game at Reading in order to honour the memory of the 96 supporters who died in the Hillsborough disaster.

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'Not fit for purpose': Newcastle slam FA disciplinary procedures after Callum McManaman escapes punishment

Wigan striker's studs-up challenge on Massadio Haidara will not lead to retrospective action

Offer of new training ground wooed Martinez into rejecting Anfield job

Most managers want more money to stay at a football club. Some want a greater transfer budget. Roberto Martinez wanted a new training ground. The choice this summer between Liverpool and Wigan Athletic, who play each other tomorrow at Anfield, seemed on the surface a nonsensical equation.

Chelsea set to sign Victor Moses

Chelsea appear to be getting closer to signing Wigan forward Victor Moses and Marseille right-back Cesar Azpilicueta.

New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers urges Liverpool to show fighting spirit

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects his players to work hard and contribute to a "cause worth fighting for" as he seeks to turn around the club's fortunes.

Second chance: Simon Jordan would buy another club despite his experiences at Crystal Palace

Simon Jordan: Buy a football club and lose a fortune – the Jordan way

He had made millions in mobile phones and thought Crystal Palace could be run just like any other business but, as he tells Steve Tongue, it couldn't

Captain Dave Wallsworth says: 'The view as you come down over Manhattan is amazing, especially if it is a clear night'

Inside travel: The greatest flights in the world

British Airways pilots select the best routes on the planet, as seen from the very front of the plane.

Roberto Martinez saw his team claim a draw against Chelsea

Wigan 'encouraged' by results despite increased losses

Wigan's net loss rose by £3.2million last season but chief executive Jonathan Jackson believes the club's overall results are "encouraging".

Sam Beasant, goalkeeper for Maidenhead United

Son of Beasant aims to keep cup in family

Maidenhead United's Sam Beasant tells Paul Newman about emulating his dad's heroics

FootballGerman sparks three goals in four minutes at favourite No 10 role
Rumer was diagnosed with bipolarity, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder: 'I was convinced it was a misdiagnosis'
peopleHer debut album caused her post-traumatic stress - how will she cope as she releases her third record?
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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam