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Your guide to all the departures since the season started

<b>DECEMBER</b><br/>
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The best sporting quotes of 2013 - November and December

Words of wisdom from the past 12 months

The best sporting quotes of 2013 - September and October

Words of wisdom from the past 12 months

<b>JULY</b><br/>
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The best sporting quotes of 2013 - June, July and August

Words of wisdom from the past 12 months

The best sporting quotes of 2013 - April and May

Words of wisdom from the past 12 months

The best sporting quotes of 2013 - January, February and March

Words of wisdom from the past 12 months

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The National Portrait Gallery has commissioned a portrait of Tony Blair by Alastair Adams

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Pablo Zabaleta

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<b>December 16 - Gianfranco Zola (Watford)</b><br/>
The Italian's offer of resignation was accepted by the Hornets' hierarchy, with the early season promotion candidates suffering a woeful run of form that has seen them fail to win their last nine games. Zola had a tremendous relationship with the fans of the club, but having fallen at the final hurdle last season with the play-off final defeat to Crystal Palace, Zola has paid the price as he is on the lookout for a new job.

Indyplus gallery: The managerial sack race - 2013/14

Your guide to all the departures since the season started

<b>Gianfranco Zola</b>
The Italian left Watford on Monday after a poor run of nine games without a wink, but Zola is currently favourite to takeover at the Hawthorns according to bookmakers. Zola has previously coached in the Premier Division with West Ham, before taking over at Watford in July 2012. He could be set for a return to the top flight though having missed out last season, when the Hornets were defeated in the Play-off final by Crystal Palace.

Steve Clarke sacked: Who could take over at West Brom?

A look at the candidates who could take over at the Hawthorns

<b>Paulinho</b><br/>
Brazilian international has settled in well, scoring four goals in 21 appearances, but his dismissal against Liverpool on Sunday proved costly to the side. <br/>
Rating: 7/10

Andre Villas-Boas sacked: Which of the summer arrivals let the former Tottenham manager down?

We analyse the impact of the seven players brought in during the summer to fill a Gareth Bale shaped hole

Stavroula Chasandra, an ichthyologist of Selonda fish farming company holds a glass container with newborn sea bass at a hatchery in Psachna village on Evia island, Greece

In pictures: Fish farms to pull Greece out of its economic downfall

Six years of deep recession have shrunk Greek economy by a quarter and shut thousands of businesses. Fish farming is seen as one of the few sectors that could help pull Greece out of its economic quagmire, if it sorts itself out first.

<p><strong>Gerry Francis </strong></p>
<p>Date of dismissal: Nov 1997</p>

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