Strachan wants 'something different' at Middlesbrough

Gordon Strachan has joined Middlesbrough in search of "something different" from his previous managerial experiences.

Strachan accepts Middlesbrough job

Middlesbrough have confirmed the appointment of Gordon Strachan as their new manager.

Preston give Strachan plenty to think about

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Football in Brief: Premier League ties up new deal with Barclays

The Premier League and Barclays have agreed a new three-year title sponsorship deal worth £82.25m to top-flight clubs. The new deal, agreed yesterday, has come after league officials initially rejected a lower offer from the bank. Barclays has sponsored the Premier League since 2004 and its current three-year contract, which expires next year, was worth £65.8m.

Middlesbrough delay unveiling manager

Middlesbrough are not now expected to make any announcement about their new manager over the weekend.

Boro aiming to replace Southgate with Strachan

Middlesbrough could have beaten Derby County 10-0 and it would have made no difference to the fate of their manager, Gareth Southgate, who was sacked two hours later to pave way for the anticipated arrival of Gordon Strachan.

Promotion fears prompted Southgate sacking

Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson today said he sacked Gareth Southgate because he feared the club would fail to win promotion back to the Barclays Premier League this season.

Brian McBride: Retailers feel the heat from Amazon

The Business Interview: Amazon's business keeps growing while the high street shrinks, and it dwarfs the web traffic of retailers like Tesco – yet its UK chief says it has the atmosphere of a start-up company

Burley's future in the balance

Scotland manager awaits SFA decision after campaign to reach World Cup ends in failure

Mowbray's arrival has revitalised us, claims Donati

Massimo Donati believes every single Celtic player is benefiting from having Tony Mowbray at the helm – not just him. Midfielder Donati has been so impressed by his new manager, he recently revealed his desire to remain at Parkhead this season and ditch plans to return to his native Italy.

Mowbray tells Celtic fans to be patient

Tony Mowbray has warned Celtic fans that it will take time to fashion his own side at Parkhead after watching his men come up short in their Champions League defeat by Dynamo Moscow.

New Burnley deal for Coyle

Burnley manager Owen Coyle has signed a contract extension to keep him at Turf Moor until 2013.

Mowbray lands Celtic job

Tony Mowbray has been appointed Celtic manager, the club have confirmed.

West Brom demand £2m Mowbray compensation

West Bromwich albion were yesterday still waiting to discover whether Celtic will meet their compensation demands for manager Tony Mowbray. Albion are adamant that the compensation clause in Mowbray's current contract – which has two years remaining – is legally binding.

West Brom wait on Celtic over Mowbray

West Brom were today still waiting to discover whether Celtic will meet their compensation demands for manager Tony Mowbray.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee