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

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

Juan Mata (right) and Cesar Azpilicueta enjoy training yesterday as Rafa Benitez looks on

Europa League: Diplomatic Juan Mata focuses on Chelsea's task in hand

Life at Stamford Bridge never dull for Spaniard ahead of Blues' Basel Europa League decider

Rafa Benitez accepts he will not win over the Chelsea fans

Chelsea interim-manager Rafael Benitez: 'Everybody has realised we have to stick together'

Benitez senses a better atmosphere at Chelsea as the club continue to chase three prizes

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez

'Why not in England?': Chelsea interim-manager Rafael Benitez eyes switch to a 'top side', possibly in the Premier League

The former Liverpool manager will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season

Mauricio Pochettino: Despite old loyalties Saints fans have largely taken to the new manager

Southampton 2 Chelsea 1 match report: Pochettino enjoys a less toxic inheritance than Chelsea rival

Londoners' game in hand looks more like one more burden for a side stretched too thin

Booked in: Frank Lampard should return against his old club while John Terry hopes for a second game in a week

Top-four finish is crucial for Chelsea, admits John Terry

As a Barking boy, John Terry knows all about the intensity of rivalry between Chelsea and West Ham, separated as they may be by the width of the capital. He therefore felt the 3-1 defeat at Upton Park this season more keenly than most, despite being injured at the time.

Brian McDermott

Reading caretaker Eamonn Dolan expected to take charge of match against Manchester United

Dolan, formerly the head of the academy, was placed in temporary charge

Brian McDermott

Reading sack manager Brian McDermott

Manager leaves the club second from bottom in the Premier League

Rafael Benitez

Top-four finish priority for Chelsea confirms chief executive Ron Gourlay

The Blues remain in the Europa League and FA Cup

Rafael Benitez loses his cool at the Riverside Stadium last night

Rafael Benitez to exit Chelsea and tells fans: 'Don't waste your time with banners'

Spaniard promises to quit at the end of the season but rant at Chelsea and their fans could bring earlier exit

Ruud Gullit believes Jose Mourinho will make return to Chelsea

Jose Mourinho could be set for a dramatic return to Chelsea, according to former Blues boss Ruud Gullit.

Frank Lampard applauds the Chelsea fans

Frank Lampard eager to add silverware in what could be final season at Chelsea

The Blues are in Europa League action this week

Jurgen Klopp

'It's not about the money for me': Chelsea target Jurgen Klopp pledges to stay at Borussia Dortmund

Roman Abramovich's search for a long-term manager goes on

Cesar Azpilicueta

Cesar Azpilicueta targeting cup success with Chelsea

Blues remain in the Europa League and FA Cup

Rafael Benitez: 'When I came, the team were conceding every game, but now we're conceding half as many and scoring more than anyone'

Rafael Benitez not expecting further transfer funds to be made available at Chelsea

The Blues signed Demba Ba earlier this month

Roman Abramovich has inflamed supporters with his appointment of Benitez

Roman Abramovich an obstacle to Chelsea attracting top managers says Ray Wilkins

Blues missed out on Pep Guardiola

Life and Style
life
News
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reportedly married in secret on Saturday
peopleSpokesperson for couple confirms they tied the knot on Saturday after almost a decade together
Life and Style
Chen Mao recovers in BK Hospital, Seoul
health
News
Joan Rivers has reportedly been hospitalised after she stopped breathing during surgery
people81-year-old 'stopped breathing' during vocal chord surgery
News
i100
Voices
Pupils educated at schools like Eton (pictured) are far more likely to succeed in politics and the judiciary, the report found
voices
Arts and Entertainment
Simon Cowell is less than impressed with the Strictly/X Factor scheduling clash
tvSimon Cowell blasts BBC for breaking 'gentlemen's agreement' in scheduling war
News
Orson Welles made Citizen Kane at 25, and battled with Hollywood film studios thereafter
people
Sport
footballAnd Liverpool are happy despite drawing European champions
News
i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
Mary Rose – two nights from £319pp
Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
11 best face powders

11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone