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Thawing of frosty relationship, which is subject of TV show on Tuesday night, began with a shared ice cream

No England job for Wilkinson

Howard Wilkinson, the Leeds manager, yesterday said he was not interested in the chance to become the Football Association's technical director, a newly created post which would have offered him a key role in restructuring the English game over the next 10 years.

Fans cry foul as United cash in



Paul Ince was happy to talk, he said, but only if I went round to his house. It was just after Manchester United had won the championship in 1994, 10 days before they were due to play in the Cup Final and Paul Ince was inviting me into his parlour. It is not the kind of invitation you turn down.

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.

Return of the chameleon

Next Sunday Eric Cantona makes his long-awaited return for Manchester United following his infamous kung-fu attack on a Crystal Palace supporter. In a new book, Cantona: The Red and the Black, Ian Ridley, our football correspondent, casts light on the French enigma who has dominated the English game. Here are five extracts . . .

The material world: Wraparound cool

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Ince denies engineering Inter transfer

Paul Ince yesterday denied that he engineered his pounds 7.5m move to Internazionale, as suggested by the Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson.

Ince pledges himself to Inter

The day after John Salako rejected a move 273 miles north, Paul Ince opted to travel 753 in the opposite direction. The Manchester United mid- field player ended a week of speculation about his future last night by agreeing to a three-year contract with Internazion-ale of Milan.

The player vs the transfer trap

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Ferguson rumours denied

Martin Edwards, the Manchester United chairman, has dismissed speculation that Internazionale are planning to swoop for Alex Ferguson.

Bleach boys live at Wembley

Ian Ridley senses good vibrations as England prepare for the Umbro Cup

Football: Inter impressed by Ince

Not content with declaring their desire to tempt Eric Cantona away from Old Trafford, Internazionale have now expressed a wish to add the Frenchman's Manchester United colleague, Paul Ince, to their summer shopping list.

Gasps as a rebel is sent to prison

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Jail term may make Cantona quit UK

Eric Cantona, Manchester United's wayward French international, may quit English football after being sentenced to two weeks' in jail for his astonishing kung-fu attack on a football spectator in January.

Poetry, motion and Cantona's mind games

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