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'McClaren set us back 10 years,' says Gold

David Gold, West Ham’s co-owner and an Football Association Council member, believes the national team manager should always be an Englishman, even though he claims that the last one, Steve McClaren, “set us back 10 years”.

Bellamy: Eastlands owner blocked Spurs move – and United were interested, too

Craig Bellamy claimed last night that Manchester City's Abu Dhabi owner intervened personally to prevent him moving to Tottenham Hotspur and that he was told he would be forced to train with his club's academy players across Manchester if he did not agree to a move to Steve McClaren's Wolfsburg.

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Latest FA accounts reveal £60m funding shortfall

Collapse of Setanta and costs of relocation from Soho Square to Wembley contribute to financial woe

Newcastle new boy Tiote says Drogba inspired move to England

Newcastle United's new signing Cheik Tiote has revealed that his compatriot Didier Drogba advised him to come to England to further his football education.

Wolfsburg won't panic despite poor start under McLaren

Wolfsburg managing director Dieter Hoeness is refusing to panic despite his side's poor start to the season.

Next England manager? Contenders waste no time declaring interest

Bruce, Allardyce and Redknapp speak of their ambitions the day after Capello confirms 2012 exit

Outside the Box: 'Wally with the brolly' set to reign again as England coach?

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Bevington confirms Capello will be last foreign manager

The Football Association finally made it official yesterday, that Fabio Capello will be the last foreigner to manage the England team when his time in charge comes to an end after Euro 2012, should he last that long.

England's campaign in peril as Berghuis strikes

Netherlands Under-19 1 England Under-19 0

Heskey quits England (so will a nation rejoice?)

Forward who divided opinion quits international game on same day as France's Thierry Henry

Ballack completes return to Leverkusen

Michael Ballack has joined Bayer Leverkusen on a two-year contract.

Ballack close to Leverkusen switch

Michael Ballack is on the verge of signing for Bayer Leverkusen, according to reports in Germany.

Gerrard finally gets the chance to fulfil his destiny as captain

Liverpool's dynamic and respected leader will now be able to lead England on to the highest stage

Gerrard ready to 'lead the country'

England's new World Cup captain Steven Gerrard insists he is "ready to lead the country" this summer.

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