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Queens Park Rangers are "being rebuilt", according to the club's Malaysian owner, Tony Fernandes. It is proving a painful process. Amid all the drama at the Etihad Stadium on the final day of last season, the perilously narrow margin by which Manchester City's opponents QPR escaped relegation was rather obscured. "Never again" was the promise, yet they are back at the bottom of the Premier League with a single win from 19 games.

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Alex McLeish defends style of play on first day at Nottingham Forest

"I had a text this morning from Mick McCarthy," Alex McLeish said as he introduced himself to the media as the fifth Nottingham Forest manager in four years. "It said 'welcome back to the asylum'."

<b>Alex McLeish (Aston Villa, June 17 2011 - May 14 2012)</b><br/>
The appointment of McLeish just five days after leaving Villa's arch-rivals Birmingham was greeted with mass protests and anti-McLeish graffiti outside the ground. A poor start to the season didn't help his chances of winning them over. An insistence on using negative tactics and squad disharmony saw the Villains narrowly miss out on relegation and no sooner had the curtain fallen on the Premier League season, the Scot was sacked.GE

Alex McLeish admits Nottingham Forest job came as a 'surprise'

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<b>Nikica Jelavic</b><br/>
Everton's leading scorer last season, but often wasteful in possession and far from lethal in front of goal. 5/10

West Ham wary of threat posed by Everton forward Nikica Jelavic

Nikica Jelavic could have joined West Ham

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Rigg joined the Barclays Premier League strugglers from Manchester City

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Rafael Benitez is confident enough about the impression he is making at Chelsea to hint that Pep Guardiola or any other manager will find him a hard act to follow.

David Luiz trains with Chelsea team-mates ahead of tomorrow’s final in Yokohama

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Brazilian outsiders will swap flair for defensive fortitude in bid to stop Europe’s winning run

Esteban Granero

Fiorentina looking to take advantage of QPR plight with £5.6m Esteban Granero bid

The 25-year-old was one of QPR's marquee signings last summer

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