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

Schön was not bitter: no two countries more alike

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.

James Lawton: Alive and kicking: Messi lights up the World Cup

It is impossible to imagine a situation where Maradona might be critically passive

Matthew Norman: What football says about a country

It is not the fear of losing that does them in. Losing's far too familiar an experience to frighten them a jot. It's the fear of winning

Cahill refuses to rise to bait after Australians are branded 'boring'

Germany v Australia: Tomorrow, 7.30pm, ITV1

After 20 years studying Capello, can the US coach claim his scalp?

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.

Does friendly fire inspire teams to victory?

Many World Cup successes have been preceded by poor results and bitter rows in the warm-up games

Ribery gives Bayern ultimatum

Franck Ribery has told Bayern Munich that he will only sign a new contract at the Allianz Arena if the Bundesliga club show greater ambition.

Benitez dismisses Klinsmann record

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

Keane scores four as Spurs rout Burnley

Tottenham Hotspur 5 Burnley 0

Jagielka reveals Cup final agony

Everton defender was 'crying uncontrollably' after serious knee injury

Clarke follows Zola and signs four-year deal at Upton Park

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.

Rummenigge: We had to act over Klinsmann

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

Benitez victorious as he signs new Liverpool deal

Spanish manager agrees five-year contract to end stand-off with owners
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