Gary Megson and Alan Curbishley have emerged as the early favourites to replace the sacked Phil Brown as Hull manager.
Brown was "relieved of his duties" and placed on gardening leave by the Tigers this morning.
QPR have today begun the search for their seventh permanent boss in two and a half years after Paul Hart decided he had had enough less than a month into the job.
A hero during the glory days at Elland Road, Peter Lorimer believes the club are on the way up. Tomorrow's Old Trafford Cup tie is a key staging post, he tells James Lawton
Sacked Portsmouth manager Paul Hart is considering an offer to remain at the club as technical director.
Reading 1 Blackpool 0
The Football League have confirmed that there is no prospect of the Coca-Cola Championship clash between Watford and Reading being replayed.
Reading manager Steve Coppell has insisted that he has "no objection" to replaying their Coca-Cola Championship match with Watford after the farcical goal his side were awarded on Saturday.
Paul Sturrock would be the first to admit that he has cast covetous eyes over Reading's squad of players. His own Plymouth team, one that he rather unflatteringly called a "bunch of waifs and strays", were soundly beaten by Steve Coppell's Reading team, courtesy of a set of goals from the defender Ibrahima Sonko at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.
Steve Coppell has committed his future to Reading for next season in the Coca-Cola Championship.
Liverpool are in talks with their former midfielder Sammy Lee with a view to him becoming Rafael Benitez's assistant manager at Anfield. Lee, sacked as manager at Bolton last October, has held discussions this week with Liverpool chief executive, Rick Parry.
Reading romped to their biggest victory of the season but could not preserve their Premier League status after Fulham's win at Portsmouth saved Roy Hodgson's side and condemned Steve Coppell's team to relegation two seasons after winning the Championship title with a record 106 points.
Reading have suspended their midfielder Emerse Fae and centre-back Ibrahima Sonko for two weeks following a breach of club discipline.
The Premier League's plan to play 10 games abroad may have incensed football fans but for Sir Alex Ferguson it was the timing of the announcement that caused the Manchester United manager to lose his temper. He was so angry about the proposal being leaked that he even hinted yesterday that he "will not be here" by the time the plan is projected to come to fruition in 2011.
Everyone had been saying Aston Villa looked like a top-six team, but now they can boast a League position to match the moniker. They swaggered into the European berth courtesy of a third successive Premier League victory that was as irresistible as they were irrepressible. In fact, on a sharper day they would have bagged half a dozen.