Sport Steve McNamara has been retained by England despite their defeat to New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final last month

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.

Football: Persuasive Southall throws stetson into the ring

Trevor Haylett observes that Wales at least rediscovered their famed passion

Football: Bitter end for Wales and Gould

Italy 4 Vieri 6, Inzaghi 36, Maldini 39,Chiesa 89 Wales 0 Half- time: 3-0 Attendance: 12,392

Football: Obituary: Sir Alf Ramsey, 1922-1999 - England on top of the world - A legacy of expectation and pride

`1966 and all that' restored England's faith in its footballers' natural pre-eminence

Football: Scholes an echo of a past era

KEVIN KEEGAN'S understandable commitment to attack was rewarded with the advantage Paul Scholes took to establish himself internationally as an old-fashioned inside forward.

Football: A chance for Keegan to bury his past

AS KEVIN KEEGAN prepares for his first match as national coach, England supporters will be hoping that he does not seek inspiration from his days as the team's captain.

Football: Palace likely to sell players

CRYSTAL PALACE are likely to to be forced into drastic reductions in their playing staff following the admission yesterday that the club's debts are pounds 22m. Around pounds 2m of the debt is money still owed to Terry Venables for his ill-fated eight-month tenure as coach, which ended last month when the scale of the club's financial problems became apparent and chairman Mark Goldberg realised he could no longer afford Venables' lucrative contract.

The man who lost pounds 20m in one year

ON MOST normal match days Mark Goldberg would turn up to watch his football team in a white stretch limousine. Not tasteful, perhaps, but typical of the man's in-your-face style.

Secret deal gave free house plus pounds 1million to Venables

DETAILS EMERGED last night of a secret multi-million pound deal with the former England coach Terry Venables to bring him to a struggling First Division club.

Football: Palace dream fading fast for Goldberg

MARK GOLDBERG'S dreams of building a football club to compete with the best in the country appeared to be in tatters last night after he was forced to call in the administrators to sort out Crystal Palace's dire financial situation.

Football: `I don't want England job,' says Venables

THE FORMER England coach Terry Venables has ruled out a return to the job once Kevin Keegan's four-match reign comes to an end in June.

Football: Keegan `will not use a faith healer'

THE Football Association has confirmed that Kevin Keegan will not be using a faith healer while he is coaching England.

Questionnaire: ERIC HALL, AGENT

Can the England manager's job be done part time?

Sport On TV: Staying ahead of the game at Madame Tussaud's

THERE IS only one true barometer of fame: Madame Tussaud's. If you're one of the 400 dummies on show, you're in the loop. Beyond lies the abyss to which has-beens are consigned. Or at least the head room. In Modern Times: Waxworks of the Rich and Famous (BBC2, Wednesday), assorted celebs ruminated on being in with the wax crowd - and what it feels like when your time is up.

Football: Houllier the best qualified - Kelly

KEVIN KEEGAN may now be in place as England coach, at least for the next four matches, but the former chief executive of the Football Association, Graham Kelly, believes that Terry Venables would have been the right man for the job.

Football: Keegan's caretaker challenge

The England succession: `Nation's choice' will take on a dual role for next four games as the FA's search continues
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