Sport Happy days: Steve McClaren has accentuated the positive in lifting Derby County into promotion contention

Rams manager is regarded more as a messiah of the East Midlands than the 'wally with a brolly' of his England days

Aston Villa will not rush manager appointment

Aston Villa will not be rushed into making a decision over who will replace Gerard Houllier as manager.

Hughes ruled out as new Villa manager after leaving Fulham

Mark Hughes is not expected to be appointed the new Aston Villa manager despite having exercised the break clause in his two-year Fulham contract last night to make a surprise departure from the club.

Young and Downing to follow Houllier out of the door at Villa

While talks continued yesterday over a resolution to end Gérard Houllier's short reign as Aston Villa manager, both Ashley Young and Stewart Downing signalled that they will be leaving the club this summer.

Gerard Houllier's Aston Villa future remains unclear

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier's future will be decided in the next 24 hours, Press Association Sport understands.

McClaren: Dzeko needs another year before he will score regularly

Steve McClaren has warned Manchester City that, despite scoring his first Premier League goal on Monday night, it will take time for Edin Dzeko to find his feet in England.

Liverpool target Diego happy at Wolfsburg

Two-time Copa America winner Diego of Brazil and Wolfsburg recently appeared on The South American Football Show in association with The Independent. Diego lifted the lid on his relationship with ex-Wolfsburg gaffer Steve McClaren, reacted to interest from Liverpool and gave his views on the upcoming Copa America...

James Corrigan: You don't know what you're doing. Fabio Capello, that is

The Last Word: Giving the England captaincy back to Terry would be another sign of weakness in Capello – a man who is fast running out of time and ideas

McClaren warns City: Dzeko may struggle for rest of the season

Steve McClaren, the manager who sanctioned Edin Dzeko's £27m sale to Manchester City, believes the striker may not reach his peak until next season, a conclusion that Dzeko's current manager Roberto Mancini badly needs to see the Bosnian disprove in the fight for a top-four Premier League place.

Steve McClaren turns attention to management return

Former England manager Steve McClaren is looking forward to returning to football management after being sacked by Wolfsburg on Monday.

McClaren is sacked as Wolfsburg battle to save their season

The former England manager Steve McClaren parted company with Wolfsburg yesterday following a string of poor results. The German club's 1-0 defeat by Hannover on Saturday was their second in a row and continued a miserable sequence of one win in 11 in the Bundesliga. In 21 games at the helm, McClaren managed just five wins.

Steve McClaren sacked by Wolfsburg

Steve McClaren has today parted company with German side Wolfsburg following a string of poor results.

Tuncay completes Wolfsburg move

Tuncay has completed his move from Stoke to Wolfsburg.

McClaren survives despite Wolfsburg's cup shock

Steve McClaren has been given a vote of confidence by Wolfsburg and will still be their coach after the winter break next month despite their poor start to the season. Speculation mounted on Wednesday that McClaren was about to be sacked after Wolfsburg, languishing in 13th in the Bundesliga, were knocked out of the German Cup by second division Energie Cottbus.

Liverpool target Clint Dempsey not for sale insist Fulham

Fulham manager Mark Hughes is adamant top scorer Clint Dempsey will not be leaving the club in the January transfer window.

Liverpool's fury over Gerrard

Reds accuse Capello of reneging on agreement as midfielder suffers injury in England's defeat to France
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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

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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
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Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

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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

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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

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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

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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