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

Hiddink 'will struggle holding down two jobs'

Villa manager O'Neill says time will take toll on plan to manage Chelsea and Russia

Hiddink short on surprises as new regime emerges into the spotlight

Chelsea’s new manager showed little sign that he plans to make big changes when he took training in public yesterday

Terry quashes Manchester City rumours

John Terry last night quashed any lingering hopes Manchester City may have had of taking him to Eastlands by insisting he never wants to leave Chelsea.

Adams needed time says Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Portsmouth moved too early to sack his former captain Tony Adams as boss at Fratton Park - and has also revealed the dismissal of Luiz Felipe Scolari by Chelsea came as a "massive surprise".

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Eriksson to stay with Mexico

Former England and Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson intends to fulfil his current contract with Mexico until after the 2010 World Cup despite speculation linking the Swede with the vacant post at Portsmouth.

Blame the players says Ballack

Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack insists the players should take the blame for Luiz Felipe Scolari's sacking.

Terry implies dressing room divisions forced Scolari out

Russia coach Guus Hiddink on verge of taking charge of Chelsea on temporary basis

Ancelotti emerges as main Chelsea target

AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti today emerged as the main contender for the Chelsea job at the end of the season.

Sport on TV: Harsh lessons at Bath's school of hard knocks

They say you should never go back. Not least because you might not recognise anyone. This is especially so at top-flight sports clubs. 'What Happened Next: The Rugby Club' (BBC4, Tuesday) looked back at David Stafford's series about Bath's first season as a professional outfit. Few if any of the original protagonists are still there. After the decision to go pro, most of them found themselves heading for an early bath.

Cayetano Ros: We should unite our football teams into just one EU squad

It is a surprising and novel idea but a nice one. I am a Europhile and I like the concept of football bringing countries together. An EU team would be a good way of showcasing the best players in Europe – as long as their countries were in the EU – and making them aware of their identity as Europeans.

Today at Euro 2008: Boulahrouz stays on despite tragic event

The Chelsea defender Khalid Boulahrouz will remain with the Dutch Euro 2008 squad despite a family tragedy, the coach, Marco van Basten, said yesterday.

Greece 0 Russia 1: Holders throw off the shackles at last but it's too little, too late

Russia bounce back from drubbing in opening match to set up shoot-out with Sweden

Today at Euro 2008: Hiddink calls up Ivanov to replace injured Pogrebnyak

Russia have replaced the injured striker Pavel Pogrebnyak with the uncapped midfielder Oleg Ivanov in their Euro 2008 squad. Pogrebnyak pulled out of the Championship on Saturday with a knee injury he picked up shortly after scoring in a warm-up match against Serbia on 28 May. The 21-year-old Ivanov, who plays for the Russian club Krylya Sovietov Samara, featured in the coach Guus Hiddink's provisional squad for the tournament. Russia's forward options for their opener against Spain tomorrow were already limited before Pogrebnyak's injury because the playmaker Andrei Arshavin is suspended for the first two matches.

Slaven Bilic: We know smaller teams can win – and I fancy our chances

The Croatia coach joins The Independent today, and in his first column says he is confident his team can meet the rising expectations of his country and bring home the trophy
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