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Hull was where it all started to go really wrong for Liverpool.

Crystal Palace's former manager Ian Holloway talks with Tony Pulis

Crystal Palace refuse to confirm reports talks have re-opened with Tony Pulis

Dan Petrescu appears to have ruled himself out of the running

James Buckley has been caught up in a Twitter row with Iain Dowie's son Oliver over a Crystal Palace return

Inbetweeners star James Buckley in Twitter argument with the son of Iain Dowie after he emerges as favourite for Crystal Palace job

Oliver Dowie jumped to the defence of his father after lifelong Eagles fan Buckley labelled the former Palace boss a 'tried and tested failure'

Chris Coleman faces the media in Cardiff

I never wanted to swap Wales job for Crystal Palace return, claims Chris Coleman

The former Fulham manager has signed a new two-year contract with the national side

Michael O'Neill led Shamrock Rovers into the Europa League

O'Neill confirmed as new Northern Ireland manager

Michael O'Neill intends to "restore a sense of belief and pride" in the Northern Ireland national side after being appointed on a two-year contract by the Irish Football Association.

O'Neill set to take the top job

Northern Ireland are set to name their new manager next week, with Michael O'Neill the favourite to succeed Nigel Worthington.

Sheffield Wednesday sack manager Alan Irvine

Sheffield Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric has confirmed manager Alan Irvine has been sacked after just over a year in charge at Hillsborough.

Sol Campbell hits out at Chris Hughton dismissal

Sol Campbell tonight condemned Newcastle's sacking of manager Chris Hughton and claimed the players will be asking: "What the hell is going on?"

Newcastle sack manager Chris Hughton

Chris Hughton has today been sacked as Newcastle manager with the club saying they need someone with "more managerial expertise" to take them forward.

Phil Brown: I want to give myself a chance to manage England

Time and the sack have done nothing to still Phil Brown's ambition or dilute his self-belief. Three months after finishing gardening leave from Hull City, he is bursting to take on "the next challenge" and even voluntarily brings up the subject of the England manager's job as an illustration of how high that ambition flies.

MacDonald may yet match Villa's job requirements

Would-be managers and supporters were yesterday scrutinising the wording of Aston Villa's statement about the criteria required of Martin O'Neill's eventual successor. Issued after Sunday's win over Everton under Kevin MacDonald, it appeared to rule out the United States coach, Bob Bradley, as well as Slaven Bilic and Ronald Koeman – although not necessarily the caretaker manager.

Pearson appointed as Hull manager

Hull have confirmed the appointment of Nigel Pearson as their new manager.

Hull settle Brown departure

Phil Brown's tenure at Hull is officially over after a statement released by the League Managers Association confirmed both parties have agreed an "amicable departure".

James keen to be new Pompey manager

David James, the England goalkeeper, is to be interviewed for the vacant manager's job at Portsmouth, although his chances of landing the post look remote after the club's administrator, Andrew Andronikou, yesterday admitted it might be "too soon" for him.

Benitez says Liverpool want to keep star duo

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez claims if either Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres leave the club it will be a departure of their own making and not because they have been sold to balance the books.

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