A loser's pain: Kenny Dalglish sees his Liverpool side enjoy little luck as a second-half revival proves insufficient

Jose Mourinho returns to Chelsea - but should you ever go back? From Kenny Dalglish to Kevin Keegan, how returning heroes fared

Will the return of the 'Special One' be a success or end in tears?

Brian McDermott confirmed as new Leeds United manager

Former Reading boss will take charge this weekend for match against Sheffield Wednesday

Neil Warnock: I've been there – just never in kicking distance

The way he writhed about was comical - it was if he'd been studying Didier Drogba

Harte just one step from return to top after decade in wilderness

When Reading arrive at Wembley for their Championship play-off final against Swansea this afternoon, it is possible that some of the detritus of Saturday's Champions League final will still be around. For one of the Reading players a fond memory will stir, and then be consigned to the back of his mind.

'Holloway is manager of year... if Blackpool stay up'

Blackpool 0 Stoke City 0

Paul Newman: McDermott's long wait delivers rapid rise for Reading

The Reading manager had been at the club for nearly 10 years before he was made manager in December 2009

Brentford's novice coach and veteran captain ready for a taste of Wembley

Final is a day of firsts for Bees' Nicky Forster and Kevin O'Connor, writes Paul Newman

Government must step in to overhaul FA, says Watmore

Former chief executive of game's governing body left his post 'frustrated' by board's vested interests

Mick McCarthy expects to remain Wolves manager

Mick McCarthy believes he will be manager of Wolves next season whether or not they are relegated from the Barclays Premier League.

Crystal Palace seek talks with Steve Coppell

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish will seek talks with Steve Coppell as he continues his search for a new manager.

Unhappy Cole says West Ham need to 'get ugly' to halt slump

Carlton Cole has called on West Ham United to get "ugly" to drag themselves off the bottom of the Premier League. The Hammers have collected only one win from 14 matches and are in a real battle to maintain their top-flight status.

Championship round-up: Blackwell wins sack race after Blades lose

Kevin Blackwell was the fall guy as Neil Warnock came back to haunt his old team on the second weekend of the Championship season and left them looking for a new manager.

Coppell stuns Bristol City by quitting after two games and admits he 'lacks passion'

"I won't be rushed into anything," said Steve Coppell back in June. Yesterday he walked out of his job at Bristol City after a tenure that lasted two games and 112 days – or rather six days of the season. It was nearly four times as long as he had remained in situ at Manchester City, but still represents a remarkably abrupt end to a management career that began 26 years ago.

Transfer Talk: Zenit offer Zhirkov a route back home from Chelsea

With first-choice left-back Ashley Cole set to remain at Stamford Bridge, for the time being at least, Chelsea defender Yuri Zhirkov could be on his way out of the club after just a single season in England. The Russia international played understudy to Cole for much of last season and Zenit St Petersburg are preparing a £21m move for the 26-year-old.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee