The England coach, Steve McNamara, is to join the coaching staff of the Sydney Roosters, but is to continue to take charge of the national team on a part-time basis.
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Friday 11 June 2010
Peter Crouch's Pringles commercial is surely the least dignified of the current England team's advertising appearances. But we can safely laugh at the foibles of today's Premiership players – they have multimillion-pound sponsorship deals to mitigate the hurt of our mockery, after all. There's tragedy, however, in the tales of those former England stars reduced to selling unbecoming brands to supplement their dwindling memorabilia sales. Terry Venables sings for his supper to sell The Sun. John Barnes raps (again) for Mars. And, worst of all, we've learnt that Gordon Banks is promoting Gourmet Burger Kitchen's World Cup Menu by agreeing to let the burger chain rebrand itself as "Gordon Banks's Kitchen" for the duration of the tournament. Banks was the man between the sticks in 1966 when England lifted the World Cup, and perpetrated perhaps the finest save in football history (from the boot of Brazil legend Pelé in 1970, non-fans). Now he's flogging chunky fries. What are you doing, Gordon?
Monday 24 May 2010
Wednesday 17 March 2010
The Hull City chairman, Adam Pearson, claims to have read some "pretty reasonable" speculation over the identity of the club's next manager but insists there are more candidates.
Friday 26 February 2010
Former England manager Terry Venables believes Wayne Bridge could live to regret his decision to retire from international football and insists continuing to make himself available for his country would be "the bravest option".
Monday 04 January 2010
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola could leave his job at the end of the season and take a break from football, according to his father. The 38-year-old, who won six trophies in his first season in charge, has not signed an extension to his contract which runs out at the end of the season and Valenti Guardiola has hinted his son is considering a sabbatical.
Thursday 22 October 2009
Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson was today finalising his move to appoint Gordon Strachan as the club's new manager.
Monday 07 September 2009
Motivation will not be a problem for England against Croatia on Wednesday. In fact, Fabio Capello might have to administer the psychological equivalent of cold showers to dampen the English desire for revenge.
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Wednesday 12 August 2009
For about 15 seconds yesterday evening, David Bentley was back in the frame to play for England as Fabio Capello suffered one of those memory lapses that used to affect Sven Goran Eriksson – who often struggled when it came to those annoying little details like the names of his players.
Saturday 30 May 2009
Tuesday 28 October 2008
Former Arsenal and England defender Tony Adams has been named as the new manager of Barclays Premier League Portsmouth.
Friday 17 October 2008
Sir Alex Ferguson was targeted on no fewer than three occasions for the England manager's job, according to former Football Association executive director David Davies.
Saturday 27 September 2008
Friday 26 September 2008
Thursday 25 September 2008
Former England boss Terry Venables will decide today whether to become interim manager of troubled Newcastle.
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