Mike Phelan in frame to replace Owen Coyle at Wigan

Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan is the early favourite to take over from Owen Coyle after his departure was confirmed by Wigan.

Owen Coyle has left Wigan Athletic by mutual agreement

Wigan confirm Owen Coyle has left the club by mutual agreement

Reports this morning suggested Coyle had left the club and Wigan have confirmed the news on their official club website

Everton's on loan striker Gerard Deulofeu puts Everton ahead against Stoke

Everton 4 Stoke 0 match report: Dazzling Gerard Deulofeu sparks Everton

Barcelona academy graduate shines in a performance that will be long remembered at Goodison

Leon Barnett celebrates scoring for Wigan by kissing a TV microphone

Europa League round-up: Swansea made to wait while Wigan Athletic handed uphill task by Hazard Jnr

Neither Swansea City nor Wigan Athletic got the results they needed to seal a place in the knockout stages of the Europa League on Thursday night.

Will Keane

Transfer news: Wigan confident of signing Manchester United striker on loan

Owen Coyle expects Will Keane deal to be completed imminently

Minister for Sport is a tricky job but Helen Grant hasn’t made it any easier for herself

The questions she didn’t know the answer to raise other questions

Tim Howard calls on Everton to be more ruthless

Goalkeeper Tim Howard admits Everton have to find a more clinical streak even after scoring three times in an enthralling 221st Merseyside derby.

Everton 3 Liverpool 3 match report: Breathless derby given extra lift by flying Luis Suarez

Striker shows his class despite 7,000-mile trip though Liverpool need Sturridge to land point

Ryan mighty: England’s winger Ryan Hall scores his second try last night

England 34 France 6 match report: England feel the width with Ryan Hall and Josh Charnley

England survived an early scare to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, with rather less assurance than New Zealand or Australia, but still with more than enough to spare.

Catalan Dragons aim to add spirit to French flair

This weekend’s quarter-finals are a testing time for the World Cup, not so much for the nations which are expected to go through as for the tournament as a whole.

England full-back Sam Tomkins

Rugby League World Cup: England full-back Sam Tomkins picks out France's Morgan Escare as the dangerman ahead of quarter-final

The World Cup hosts meet France at the DW Stadium and home favourite Tomkins has identified hs opposite number as the man to watch

Callum McManaman and Roy Hodgson

Wigan winger Callum McManaman being monitored by England manager Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson mentions Wigan winger as proof World Cup squad is far from settled

Derby County have renamed their stadium as the iPro Stadium following a £7m agreement with the sports drink company

Derby County rename Pride Park as the iPro Stadium in £7m agreement

The sports drink will take over the naming rights at the Rams' home ground

Josh McEachran, 20, has made just five appearances for Chelsea

Players' union ready to fight for at least three 'home-grown' players in European teams' starting XIs

English youngsters are struggling to come through

France's rugby league team warm-up before their World Cup match against Samoa

Rugby League World Cup: Shock loss for France against Samoa sets-up quarter-final clash with England

Thge French had hoped to face Fiji in the last eight but a 22-6 defeat to Samoa means they will meet the hosts for a place in the semi-finals

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