McClaren under threat as Wolfsburg crash in cup

Steve McClaren's position as manager of Wolfsburg was looking perilous last night as his struggling side were knocked out of the German Cup 3-1 by the Bundesliga 2 side Energie Cottbus.

Dzeko Man City move unlikely

Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko admits he is unlikely to move to Manchester City in January.

Edin Dzeko dismisses Manchester City transfer rumours

Wolfsburg’s star striker Edin Dzeko has again dismissed rumours linking him with a January move away from the Bundesliga outfit.

Dzeko focused on Wolfsburg campaign

Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko has vowed to put any transfer talk out of his mind for the time being, after a big-money summer move failed to materialise.

McClaren will not be the next England manager

Brooking says 2012 is too early for the 'wally with the brolly' to replace Fabio Capello

McClaren puzzled by Wolfsburg collapse

Head coach Steve McClaren was left to look for reasons for a second major collapse by his Wolfsburg side, as they crumbled to a 3-2 defeat at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

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.

McClaren backed as serious contender to succeed Capello

Brooking defends failed national manager as one of the few English candidates with key European experience

McClaren happy to secure first Wolfsburg win

Wolfsburg coach Steve McClaren was delighted to secure his first win in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 derby success at home to Hannover 96.

'In Germany, every game has the feel of a cup final,' says McClaren

Despite his poor start, Steve McClaren is loving life at Wolfsburg. Nick Harris reports on what the Bundesliga can teach England

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.

'Steve, could you be England's next coach?' 'Well... I've got the CV'

Steve McClaren, whose career as England's manager ended with the failure to qualify for Euro 2008, has endorsed "absolutely" the Football Association's recent announcement that the next England manager will be English, but also that he should have the skills that he himself is currently acquiring – which raises the intriguing possibility that he could return to the job one day.

Zamora signs four-year deal to stay at Cottage

Bobby Zamora has agreed a new four-year deal with Fulham that will keep him at Craven Cottage until 2014. The striker's current contract was due to expire at the end of the season but, despite interest from other clubs, he has agreed fresh terms.

Zamora signs long-term Fulham contract

Bobby Zamora has agreed a new four-year deal with Fulham that will keep him at Craven Cottage until 2014.

Ian Herbert: Yesterday's man? Houllier has many critics to prove wrong

As he arrives at Villa, the former Liverpool manager will find much has changed since he left the Premier League
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