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Pardew expresses anger of PSG's public courting of Yohan Cabaye
Ancelotti was the favourite to replace Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu
Ferguson is to step down at the end of the season
Patrice Evra is favoured at left-back by the national team
France will have recognised Didier Deschamps as the only candidate with the clout to bang galactico heads together
Didier Deschamps is set to be France's new coach, a source on the board of the French football federation said yesterday. "There are two or three details yet to be ironed out but there is no issue, Deschamps will be the next France coach," the source said.
The French Football Federation has opened disciplinary proceedings against players Samir Nasri, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jeremy Menez and Yann Mvila for misbehaving at Euro 2012, the FFF said today.
Former France coach Raymond Domenech has criticised the current national team for a lack of unity and an absence of leadership after their exit from Euro 2012.
Arsenal are close to completing a move for France forward Olivier Giroud, according to Montpellier's deputy president.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is understood to have had a £4m bid rejected by Lille for France international right-back Mathieu Debuchy.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is preparing to look at a number of candidates to replace Harry Redknapp, including the former Schalke manager Ralf Rangnick, who has already turned down approaches from Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion this summer.
Ukraine 0 France 2
It was a performance for a time of austerity, devoid of the kind of ambition that will always be hoped for from those of a nation whose psyche, where the national team is concerned, will always be skewed by the act of having given football to the rest of the world. By the end, the English whistles that issued around the stadium, urging the referee to blow his own, acknowledged the truth that this was a game of artists versus artisans. And yet for all that, this is a result to be deeply grateful for.
France 1 England 1: Lescott on target as Hodgson's England make impressive start to Euro 2012 with hard-earned 1-1 draw against France
Though it hangs on to the grit-smeared old title of city of a million roses, a bit like the Rhondda Valley claiming to be Tuscany West, this is a place which like few others on earth has always insisted on the hardest work – whether you were part of a slave labour force or just someone battling to survive in the mines or the steel plant.
Venues in Donetsk and Kiev pass muster – even if they are hundreds of miles from team hotel