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.

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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

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