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Inter sack coach after poor start

Ottavio Bianchi paid the price for Internazionale's poor start to the season when he was sacked as coach of the Italian club yesterday after four games of the Serie A campaign. Bianchi said he accepted responsibility for the team's problems. Luisito Suarez, the former Inter player, has been put in charge temporarily while the club look for a permanent successor.

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Jail term may make Cantona quit UK

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