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As he gave a press conference before the 1966 World Cup final, the West Germany manager, Helmut Schön, was asked if he was an Erwin Rommel to Alf Ramsey's Bernard Montgomery. Schön, who was 30 when the war ended, was nonplussed. Even if Montgomery quite liked football and had sent fan mail to Tom Finney, who had served under him in the Eighth Army, it was still only a game.

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The United States defender Jay DeMerit recently declared, with a laugh, that Bob Bradley "has a DVD player taped to his forehead'' and it was easy to see what he meant when the nation's manager sat down yesterday to talk about England and Fabio Capello, Saturday evening's opponents in Rustenburg.

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Rafael Benitez today delivered a withering riposte to his critics and dismissed Jurgen Klinsmann's managerial record.

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Jagielka reveals Cup final agony

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Steve Clarke, the West Ham United first-team coach, has joined his manager Gianfranco Zola in signing a new contract to stay at Upton Park until 2013.

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists the club had no option but to axe Jurgen Klinsmann.

Klinsmann sacked as Bayern coach after run of poor results

Bayern Munich have fired coach Jürgen Klinsmann and appointed Jupp Heynckes for the final five games of the season. Klinsmann's fate was sealed after a meeting with the club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the general manager Uli Hoeness and director Karl Hopfner yesterday.

Klinsmann's fortunes take a dive

Bayern's legendary former player faces the sack – unless he can overturn Barcelona's 4-0 lead tonight. Tony Paterson reports from Berlin

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