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Milan’s decision to appoint as coach a former player with no experience has raised many eyebrows. Glenn Moore reports on Berlusconi’s latest bombshell

Great leap: Andy Carroll thrives when managers have confidence in him

Confident Carroll stays in tune with team-mates

A light had been turned on in Andy Carroll's head before he was fourth man out into the Oslo sunshine for last night's warm-up. How must it have felt to hear Roy Hodgson's words – "well done, son" – echoing across the Etihad Stadium turf on Wednesday morning when after a fine piece of skill he had put a particularly emphatic shot past Joe Hart.

Roy Hodgson takes an England training session

Glen Johnson an injury concern as Roy Hodgson takes England training session

Glen Johnson sparked a fitness concern ahead of England's friendly with Norway this weekend when he failed to play any meaningful part in an open training session this morning because of an infected toe.

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FABIO CAPELLO: The former England manager is waiting to hear from Fenway Sports Group

Capello in the mix to take charge at Liverpool as AVB considers options

Fabio Capello would be interested in the manager's position at Liverpool, though he is waiting to see if the club's owners want to give him the opportunity to stake his claim for the position vacated by Kenny Dalglish.

Fabio Capello on a visit to Anfield as Juventus manager in the 2005 Champions League quarter-final first leg with Liverpool

Fabio Capello in the mix to become next Liverpool manager

Former England manager interested but behind Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Martinez in pecking order

Jermain Defoe scored his side's second goal to secure three points at White Hart Lane

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe attributes England call-up to extra training

Jermain Defoe thinks a gruelling pre-season training camp in France helped him break in to England's Euro 2012 squad.

England manager Roy Hodgson: 'I'd be lying if I said
that Rio’s [Ferdinand] fitness was the main reason for not selecting him'

James Lawton: Roy gets credit in the bank for being brave

For a man who must have felt these last few days like someone turning out his pockets in the hope of finding a little loose change, England manager Roy Hodgson put on a brave face yesterday. Better still, he gave the distinct impression that he was in charge of both himself and a European Championship squad which, frankly, looks barely competitive.

England manager Roy Hodgson: 'I'd be lying if I said
that Rio’s [Ferdinand] fitness was the main reason for not selecting him'

Roy Hodgson explains his choice for Euro 2012 but the Rio Ferdinand - John Terry saga won't go away

England manager's optimism turns to frustration as he is asked to defend his central selection but says that the Chelsea captain has assured him he needn't have any concerns

Gary Neville was part of the false dawn of the Golden Generation

James Lawton: With Neville in the camp, England's players should not fall prey to indifference

We can be cynical as easily as we like over the fast-tracking of Gary Neville into the hierarchy of the England team. We can ask if, for example, you were the new manager Roy Hodgson, would you rather have Red Nev at your side in the potential maelstrom of the European Championship – or lurking in a TV studio dreaming up the kind of line that hit David Luiz like an assassin's bullet?

Gary Neville was part of the false dawn of the Golden Generation

James Lawton: With Gary Neville in the camp, England's players should not fall prey to indifference

He will be Hodgson's most acute reader of the mood of the England dressing room

Rio Ferdinand will end his career without going to a single Euros

Sam Wallace: End of an England era – and Rio Ferdinand will have a few regrets

A top player for England but he missed too many matches, tournaments and that drugs test

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<b>Joe Hart:</b> Had never lost in 16 previous appearances and could not be blamed for the three goals. One early save from Robben and might have expected more to do. 6/10

Goalkeeping coach Dave Watson joins Roy Hodgson's England staff as Wembley friendly sells out

Roy Hodgson made his second England staff appointment yesterday, with Dave Watson installed as his new goalkeepers' coach largely on advice from the Football Association which wanted the former Under-21s coach to be promoted to the senior team set-up.

Harry Redknapp: The Spurs manager admits he is not 'careful about every word I say'

I am too outspoken for England, says Redknapp

Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham manager, believes the Football Association did well to overlook him for the England manager's job, if only to give themselves an easier ride during Euro 2012.

The Italian spoke out in defence of Terry, who was removed as England skipper by FA chairman David Bernstein on Friday

Roy Hodgson will find it hard to create 'winning mentality' at England warns Fabio Capello

Former England manager Fabio Capello has warned his successor Roy Hodgson that he will find it hard to create a "winning mentality" before Euro 2012.

Pearce may be brushed aside by Hodgson's new broom

Stuart Pearce's involvement with the England senior team for the European Championship this summer and beyond is in doubt as the new national manager Roy Hodgson seeks to bring in his own staff.

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