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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

Stuart Pearce is felt at the FA to have enough on his plate already

Roy Hodgson cuts Stuart Pearce from full England role

Roy Hodgson has made the first big decision of his new England regime by telling Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce he is no longer required as part of the backroom staff around the senior team.

Harry Redknapp failed with a bold move to bring in Carlos Tevez

Harry Redknapp thinks chance to manage England gone forever

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes his chances of ever becoming England manager have gone but is not too downcast about this week's snub.

The offending front page

The Sun defiant over 'Bwing on the Euwos!' Roy Hodgson front page headline

A tabloid newspaper that came under fire for publishing a front page headline playing on new England manager Roy Hodgson's manner of speech has accused its critics of "a sense of humour failure".

Fabio Capello at his first England press conference

England managers: What they said at their first press conference

Roy Hodgson was yesterday unveiled as the the new England manager. During his press conference, he talked of his delight at being named as manager and his ambitions for the Three Lions.

Ryan Giggs tries to get to grips with Yaya Touré

James Lawton: FA's treatment of Redknapp is nothing short of appalling

So there it is, Harry old boy, you didn't win enough of your last few games. You didn't keep your place at the top of the popularity parade. Another unhelpful factor, let's face it, was that after all that money spent on Il Capo, you were shaping up just a shade pricey.

Roy Hodgson is driven away from Wembley with England’s Euro 2012 itinerary on the seat next to him after his talks with the FA yesterday

Roy Hodgson to be handed England job after final talks at Wembley today

FA and West Bromwich manager just need to sort out contract details before announcement

The FA maintains its latest move is not a tactic, and Hodgson is the first choice

Fan spokeman demands clarity from FA over Roy Hodgson decision

A prominent member of the England Supporters Club has demanded clarity from the Football Association over their decision to snub Harry Redknapp in favour of Roy Hodgson.

Roy Hodgson arrives at Wembley for talks

England go for Roy Hodgson as Harry Redknapp is rejected

West Bromwich manager could turn down the job if he feels he does not have public support

Stuart Pearce pictured with Gary Lineker at the Olympic draw

Stuart Pearce says 'everything is in place' for Euro 2012

England caretaker manager Stuart Pearce insists "everything is in place" for whoever leads the team to the Euro 2012 finals this summer.

Darren Bent will miss England's friendly with Holland

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent begins recovery from ankle surgery

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has taken the first step on his road to recovery after ankle surgery by doing some light running, manager Alex McLeish has confirmed.

Wilshere had been playing on the left of a midfield three under Capello

Without Wilshere, midfield options are limited for Euro 2012

Injured Arsenal man has just five caps but was already key to national set-up, writes Sam Wallace

Wilshere had been playing on the left of a midfield three under Capello

Sam Wallace: Without Jack Wilshere England's midfield options at Euro 2012 are limited

Arsenal man has only won five caps but was already key to set-up of national side

Martin Skrtel (right) congratulates Liverpool team-mate Andy Carroll after his late winner

Andy Carroll unhappy at being used as Liverpool substitute

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll believes he has spent too much time on the substitutes' bench since his big-money move to Anfield.

Harry Redknapp can expect an approach from the FA after the semi-final

England manager appointment 'not far away' say FA

Football Association chief executive Alex Horne has confirmed it will not be long before the organisation makes its move to appoint a new England manager.

Rodwell injury ends season

Jack Rodwell is likely to miss the rest of the season and the European Championship after a recurrence of the hamstring injury that has plagued his season.

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