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Fabio Capello, Glenn Hoddle and Mauricio Pochettino are in the running for the Spurs job

Benitez: no one has asked me to stay at Liverpool

Reds manager hints that he feels disappointed about his treatment on eve of Europa League semi-final

Spurs boosted as Lennon looks ready for return against United

Aaron Lennon has been back in full training at Tottenham Hotspur this week and is a contender to be on the bench in the crucial match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Park part of Manchester United's landscape

Being left out of the squad made the Korean even more determined to earn his place

Capello not interested in Russia post

Fabio Capello has no interest in succeeding Guus Hiddink as Russia coach.

'Terry is one of my most important players' says Capello

Capello breaks silence as favourable Euro 2012 draw puts Wales in England group

Benitez launches defence of Liverpool record

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has launched a staunch defence of his record at the club as speculation about his future refuses to die down.

Gomes finds redemption at the scene of last year's crime

Fulham 0 Tottenham 0

Hughes may face sack – even if City win today

Manager could go this weekend despite support from Tevez and Bruce

Hiddink turns down Manchester City approach

Guus Hiddink has been approached by Manchester City, according to the Russia manager's agent.

Hiddink silent on future after Russia exit

Coach Guus Hiddink was giving nothing away regarding his future as his Russia side were denied a place at the World Cup finals by Slovenia.

World Cup in brief: Henry aware of threat posed by Irish

France v Republic of Ireland

Striker Thierry Henry says his team will not underestimate Ireland in tonight's second leg of their qualifying play-off in Paris, despite the home side going into the game 1-0 up from Saturday's first match. "We have to play as if it is a one-off, we can't think about any advantage we may have," the Barcelona forward said. "It won't be easy. We're not expecting to just go out and to create loads of scoring chances. Ireland are a very hard team to play against."

Liverpool consider Pavlyuchenko loan deal

Want-away Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has emerged as a loan target for Liverpool.

Redknapp wants Pavlyuchenko to prove worth

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has told Roman Pavlyuchenko to prove he is worth a regular starting place when he features in tonight's Carling Cup clash against Everton.

Ireland confident heading into play-off

Sean St Ledger believes the seeded teams will be anxious to avoid the Republic of Ireland in the World Cup qualification play-offs.

Cole hungry for a place at the heart of Chelsea and England

With Ancelotti playing no wide men, the returning midfielder could claim dream role tucking into the hole behind strikers – or the 'sausage roll', as he has it
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