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

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"His passion, patriotism, dedication and professionalism knew no equal during his time both as a player and a manager" - Prime Minister Gordon Brown

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Emile Heskey would welcome the chance to team up with Michael Owen again at Aston Villa.

Boro 'too young' admits Gibson

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Capello insists Owen has England future

England manager Fabio Capello has insisted the door to the international side remains open for Newcastle striker Michael Owen.

Taylor apologises for outburst at fan

Middlesbrough defender Andrew Taylor today issued a public apology after becoming embroiled in a row with a fan.

Becks out but kids are all right for Fabio

In the room at the Football Association's Soho Square headquarters where Fabio Capello shared his thoughts on Thursday about the national team's next match, there is a bookcase containing a volume entitled The Best Of Enemies: England v Germany. David Downing's history of the old rivalry would be useful reading for the manager during the build-up to Wednesday's friendly in Berlin, to ensure that he understands fully the passions involved.

Ashley Young: Meet Stevenage's second greatest sporting prodigy

He is Villa's star winger – and one of Fabio Capello's favourites for the future. So is Ashley Young finally escaping the shadow of schoolmate Lewis Hamilton?

Alex Ferguson appoints Phelen as assistant

Manchester United have appointed Mike Phelan as assistant manager, replacing Carlos Queiroz who left Old Trafford to become Portugal coach in July.

Capello given assurances over Barwick's departure

Fabio Capello has been reassured by the Football Association that the departure of chief executive Brian Barwick is, according to one source, a "business decision" which will not affect the Italian's role as England's manager.

David Gill favourite to succeed Barwick

David Gill has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Brian Barwick as the FA chief executive.

Barwick signals 'new chapter' for FA

Brian Barwick admits it is "time for a new chapter at the Football Association" after last night's confirmation he is to step down as chief executive.

Barwick falls as Triesman coup ends the FA's power struggle

The Football Association chief executive, Brian Barwick, was last night forced out by the governing body after a power struggle at the very top of the English game. The man who appointed Fabio Capello in December fell victim to the all-powerful new regime of the new FA chairman, Lord Triesman.

Capello defends tactics against critical attack by scornful Redknapp

Harry Redknapp had certainly seen enough. The Portsmouth manager last night attacked Fabio Capello's England tactics, accusing the Italian of "killing" Steven Gerrard and overseeing "one of the worst performances I have seen" from the national team. "The second half was diabolical," Redknapp, who was working as a television summariser, said. "They didn't play like the same players who perform week in week out in the Premier League. What are we doing to them?"

Personality plays key role in a choice lost in translation

The Chelsea man will lead his country again but Fabio Capello was unable to explain exactly why yesterday, writes Sam Wallace
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