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Video: Jack de Menezes and Tom Sheen look ahead to the game between Schalke and Chelsea in Group G

Steve Clarke was sacked as West Brom manager on Saturday night following the defeat to Cardiff

West Brom expectations 'unrealistic' says Steve Clarke after run of bad form leads to dismissal

Clarke was dismissed after a year-and-a-half in the job and leaves the Baggies sitting in 16th place after a run of four straight defeats

Jose Mourinho said he shaved his own head to save money

Champions League - Basel v Chelsea: Jose Mourinho warns only the brave survive Christmas

The Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has laid down a challenge to his club’s title rivals by insisting the busy fixture list leading up to the new year will be the survival of the fittest.

Crystal Palace manager: Former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu in frame

The Eagles yesterday missed out on Aitor Karanka and Rene Meulensteen

Gus Poyet’s future is unclear after he was suspended by Brighton

Sunderland confirm Gus Poyet as their new manager on a two-year contract

The former Brighton boss held positive talks with the club and replaces Paolo Di Canio after the Italian was sacked a fortnight ago

Red hot seat: Manager David Moyes watches his side losing 2-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion. United’s third League defeat of the season leaves them a lowly 12th in the table

Manchester United 1 West Bromwich Albion 2 match report: David Moyes under pressure as Albion show magic is gone

Manager bemoans another poor performance as his United side suffers second successive defeat

Roberto Di Matteo could become the new Galatasaray manager

Galatasaray eye Sunderland target Roberto Di Matteo to take over as their new manager - reports

Italian set to be offered two-year deal with Turkish champions

Former Chelsea duo Roberto Di Matteo (L) and Gus Poyet (R) are the front-runners to take over

Roberto Di Matteo and Gus Poyet have reservations over replacing Paolo Di Canio at Sunderland - potentially opening the door to Steve McClaren appointment

The former Chelsea duo are reluctant to take the high-risk role with the Black Cats currently bottom of the Premier League

Jose Mourinho ushers substitute Juan Mata on to the pitch on Wednesday

Chelsea coach urges Juan Mata to trust Jose Mourinho - 'look how he helped Cristiano Ronaldo'

Steve Holland says the Blues manager has a track record of bringing the best out in players

Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio paid the price for his outdated style of management according to former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce

The Italian was sacked after just 13 games in charge of the Black Cats after a turbulent time in charge

Pep Guardiola will soon have his very own changing room separate from the rest of the playing squad

Uefa Super Cup: Bayern Munich v Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Uefa Super Cup fixture at the Eden Arena in Prague

Michael Essien was introduced to local press by Jose Mourinho as 'my son'

Jose Mourinho is my 'daddy', says returning Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien

Ghana midfielder is back  n the fold at Chelsea  and claims his injury problems are behind him

Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003

Roman Abramovich's 10-year Chelsea anniversary: What did he ever do for us? (Spend £2 billion in 10 years at Chelsea, that's what)

On the morning of Wednesday 2 July 2003, Tim Henman was preparing for a crucial Wimbledon quarter-final and David Beckham had signed for Real Madrid, but both were elbowed off the top of the sports pages by a little-known Russian businessman.

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho

Sam Wallace on Jose Mourinho: Return to Chelsea will end in tears

Chelsea cannot believe this will go beyond the short term. The question is: what do they do when he walks out? asks Sam Wallace

Phil Neville has been linked with the Everton job and working with David Moyes at United

Phil Neville in frame for role at Stoke City

Tony Pulis and club come to mutual agreement to go separate ways after just three wins this year

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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

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