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Your guide to all the departures since the season started

The former England manager already has his long-time right-hand man Franco Baldini as the club's technical director. Will surely be reluctant to leave his current post as manager of Russia so soon out from the World Cup. Might be a likelier candidate after the tournament.

Tottenham Hotspur manager candidates: Who will replace Andre Villas-Boas?

Fabio Capello, Michael Laudrup and Tim Sherwood in the mix

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<p>Formerly known as: Ardwick (from 1887-1894) </p>

From Newton Heath to Dial Square - drastic team name changes over the years

Assem Allam’s attempt to rebrand Hull City as Hull Tigers is not unique; name changes have been a feature of football since it began.

Choreographer Arlene Phillips led hundreds of Save the Children supporters in a dance routine as they attempted to break the record

In pictures: Save the Children attempt to break a Guinness World Record on Christmas Jumper Day

Save the Children has celebrated the Christmas Jumper Day by attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most people wearing Christmas Jumpers in one place at Westfield London. Choreographer Arlene Phillips led hundreds of Save the Children supporters in a dance routine as they attempted to break the record. 

Christmas Jumper picture of Pets at Home head office employees and their pets dressed up for the occasion too

In pictures: Christmas Jumper Day

Take a look at the best Christmas jumper photos sent by our readers.

Men holding umbrellas walk outside Jerusalem's Old City during snowfall. Snow fell in Jerusalem and parts of the occupied West Bank where schools and offices were widely closed and public transport was paused

In pictures: Middle East snow storm

Early snow has surprised many Israelis and Palestinians as a blustery storm, dubbed Alexa, brought gusty winds, freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall to the Middle East. The season's first snow settled also in parts of Lebanon and Syria.

Padre Toto de Vedia blesses residents with holy water using an olive branch during a procession celebrating Paraguay's patroness, 'Our Lady of Caacupe', commonly called the 'Blue Virgin' in a slum of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Padre Toto is one of many slum priests who Pope Francis has long supported. He led thousands in this year's procession that winds through every corner of their slum

In pictures: Argentine slum celebrates 'Blue Virgin'

Each year thousands of Paraguayan immigrants living along the polluted Riochuelo river in Argentina's capital celebrate their 'Blue Virgin' with a grueling but joyful 10-hour procession that goes through every corner of their slum.

<p><strong>Real Madrid</strong></p>
<p><strong>European Cup best:</strong> Nine-times winners </p>
<p><strong>Danger man: </strong>Cristiano Ronaldo
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<p><strong>Last played Arsenal: </strong>Last 16, 2005/06 - Arsenal won
1-0 on aggregate </p>
<p><strong>Champions League record v Arsenal:</strong> <strong>P</strong> 2 <strong>W</strong> 0 <strong>D</strong> 1 <strong>L</strong> 1</p>

Champions League last 16: The lowdown on the five teams Arsenal could face

The info on the top seeded teams awaiting the Gunners in Monday's draw

Tate Britain: Over half of adults attended a gallery or museum in the past year

Gallery and museum attendance up despite decrease in arts participation

Over 50 per cent of adults visited a museum or art gallery in the last year

A Burundian drummer performs at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi during celebrations marking Kenya's 50 years of independence

In pictures: Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence

Kenya has celebrated 50 years of independence from Britain at a ceremony held at the Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani, Nairobi. President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the ceremony along with several African heads of state and stressed the country's progress since it regained freedom.

Women smile as they look at a picture on a mobile phone during snowfall in winter in central Seoul

In pictures: Heavy snowfall hits Seoul

Unexpected snowfall made travel difficult for commuters in Seoul. Heavy snow warnings were issued for the capital as well as Gyeonggi, Gangwon and North Chungchoeng provinces. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the nation will see a comparatively large amount of snow due to a low-pressure.

A general view on opening day at the Wet'n'Wild theme park at Prospect, west of Sydney, Australia

In pictures: Wet'n'Wild theme park opens in Prospect

Hundreds of people poured through the front gates of the Wet'n'Wild theme park for its grand opening. The 120 million dollars attraction features extremely tall and fast water slides as well as gentler family fun attractions such as Wet'n'Wild Junior, featuring kid-sized versions of the park's main attractions and The Beach. The park is expected to generate 500 million into local economy in the next decade.

Eric Marshalls (73) outside his home in Bagby, Noth Yorkshire. Eric spends up to three weeks erecting his display of Christmas lights which he has amassed over 20 years

In pictures: Impressive Christmas lights displays

Each year people decorate their houses with the most extraordinary Christmas lights. We take a look at this year’s most impressive Christmas lights displays.

People talk and listen to live music in a bar of the Bairro Alto district of Lisbon, Portugal

In pictures: Bairro Alto in Lisbon celebrates 500 years

Located in the heart of Lisbon, Bairro Alto district celebrates 500 years on 15 December 2013. This unique,  bohemian quarter of Lisbon attracts many tourists and locals, who fill its bars, restaurants, and Fado houses.

Military officers carry the coffin of South African former president Nelson Mandela to the Union Buildings marking the start of a three-day lying in state in Pretoria

In pictures: Mandela's body arrives at the Union Buildings in Pretoria

The cortege transporting the body of former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Mandela left the capital's main military hospital en route to the Union Buildings, where he will lie in state. Thousands of people lined the streets as a procession of police motorcycles lead the black hearse carrying Mandela's coffin, which was draped in the South African flag.

A protester holds a stick as protesters defend their barricades in front of riot policemen on Independence Square in Kiev

In pictures: Ukrainian riot police clash with pro-EU protesters

Ukrainian security forces have moved away from the Kiev city hall after a failed bid to retake the building from some 200 opposition activists who have occupied it for over a week. The buses of the Berkut anti-riot police drove away from the building after failing to storm it due to the sheer number of demonstrators and after they were hosed with freezing water by activists inside.

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