Steve Coppell

Megson and Curbishley head Hull contenders

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 begin hunt for new manager

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.

Coppell happy to replay goal-farce match

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.

Reading 2 Plymouth Argyle 0: Sonko sinks Plymouth's 'waifs and strays'

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.

Liverpool in talks with Lee about Anfield role

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.

Derby County 0 Reading 4: Coppell considers his position after

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 suspend Sonko and Fae

Reading have suspended their midfielder Emerse Fae and centre-back Ibrahima Sonko for two weeks following a breach of club discipline.

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Ferguson fumes at League's leak of global plans

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.

Aston Villa 3 Reading 1: Carew epitomises O'Neill's giant strides

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.