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Lee Bowyer agrees to stay on as Charlton manager after U-turn

Club had earlier announced breakdown of talks ‘I never wanted to leave,’ insists BowyerLee Bowyer has signed a new one-year contract extension at Charlton Athletic just hours after the club announced talks had broken down over his wage demands and insi…

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Lee Bowyer set to leave Charlton after failing to reach contract agreement

• Roland Duchâtelet claims offer is more than current deal• Bowyer led Addicks to Championship in first seasonManager Lee Bowyer is set to leave Charlton after failing to agree terms on a new contract.The former Leeds and Newcastle midfielder helped th…

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West Brom appoint Slaven Bilic as manager on two-year contract

• Former West Ham manager gets job at Championship club• Club determined to return to Premier League, Bilic saysSlaven Bilic has been named as the manager of West Brom, the Championship club have announced.The former West Ham and Croatia manager has ag…

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Middlesbrough set to appoint Jonathan Woodgate as manager

• Former defender close to succeeding Tony Pulis• Robbie Keane a candidate to be assistant managerMiddlesbrough are close to announcing Jonathan Woodgate as their manager. The former Boro and England defender is poised to succeed Tony Pulis, under whom…

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Middlesbrough set to appoint Jonathan Woodgate as manager

• Former defender close to succeeding Tony Pulis• Robbie Keane a candidate to be assistant managerMiddlesbrough are close to announcing Jonathan Woodgate as their manager. The former Boro and England defender is poised to succeed Tony Pulis, under whom…

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Swansea fill managerial vacancy with England Under-17 coach Steve Cooper

• Cooper led under-17s to World Cup win in 2017• Mike Marsh, a former Liverpool coach, expected as No 2Steve Cooper is to become Swansea’s manager in a bold move by the Championship club. Cooper, who has never been in charge at first-team level and is …

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Nigel Adkins leaves Hull City, saying ‘futures are not aligned’

Tigers finished 13th in the Championship last seasonAdkins and club had held month of talks over a dealHull City are on the hunt for a new manager after Nigel Adkins decided to turn down their offer of a new contract. Adkins said in a statement that hi…

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Aston Villa’s top priorities as they prepare for the Premier League

Villa should be wary of repeating the mistakes Fulham made year when building a squad for the top flightBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredAston Villa are back in the big time after three seasons in the Championship. Their 2-1 victory over Derby in the pl…

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Marcelo Bielsa to stay as Leeds United manager after club extend his contract

• 63-year-old’s contract is extended for another season• Bielsa guided Leeds to promotion challenge in first yearLeeds United have announced that their manager, Marcelo Bielsa, will remain at the Championship club for another season.Bielsa, who so near…

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Aston Villa v Derby County: Tammy Abraham on what it means to be promoted – video

Aston Villa are back in the top flight after beating Derby County 2-1 in the Championship play-off final.  Goals either side of half-time saw the midlands club promoted after three years out of the Premier League. Prince William and John…

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Emotional Dean Smith optimistic about Aston Villa’s future after Wembley win

• Smith took over as manager in October• ‘It feels right Villa are in the Premier League’A mixture of euphoria and optimism swept through Aston Villa as Dean Smith claimed they are back where they belong after winning promotion to the Premier League, a…

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Aston Villa in Premier League heaven with play-off win over Derby

Aston Villa are back in the big time, £170m richer and free from the demons that have tormented them since they lost in the playoff final 12 months ago. After three rollercoaster years in the Championship, Villa have managed to navigate a return to the…

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Aston Villa v Derby County: Championship play-off final – live!

Championship play-off final updates from the 3pm BST kick-offCharlton return to Championship after Bauer’s last-gasp winnerAny comments? Email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 11.00am BST “The league just turned into a cup,” reads the branding on Wembley W…

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Loan star Harry Wilson wants to repay Frank Lampard for keeping faith | Paul MacInnes

The Liverpool loanee has had a fine season for Derby and is relishing the chance to steer them past Aston VillaHarry Wilson has a big final coming up. It will require concentration, organisational skills and trust in those around him. At least until he…

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Dean Smith: from cleaning Holte End to leading Aston Villa at Wembley

The manager who used to sweep the steps of the Holte End has his eyes on a Premier League return as his side face DerbyIt was a moment to cut through the hyperbolic noise surrounding the Championship play-off final. All the talk about the richest game …

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Dean Smith: from cleaning Holte End to leading Aston Villa at Wembley

The manager who used to sweep the steps of the Holte End has his eyes on a Premier League return as his side face DerbyIt was a moment to cut through the hyperbolic noise surrounding the Championship play-off final. All the talk about the richest game …

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Loan star Harry Wilson wants to repay Frank Lampard for keeping faith | Paul MacInnes

The Liverpool loanee has had a fine season for Derby and is relishing the chance to steer them past Aston VillaHarry Wilson has a big final coming up. It will require concentration, organisational skills and trust in those around him. At least until he…

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Stiliyan Petrov: ‘I’m back to full fitness and would love to be a manager’

The Aston Villa legend will support them against Derby in Monday’s Championship play-off final and, having recovered from leukaemia, is looking for a return to the gameIt was 11 years ago but Stiliyan Petrov makes it sound like yesterday. He knows exac…

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Tyrone Mings: ‘I couldn’t turn down the chance to learn from John Terry’

The former mortgage adviser jumped at the chance to work with Terry at Aston Villa and says he has helped refine his gameTyrone Mings never asked for much when he joined Aston Villa on loan from Bournemouth at the end of January. “My hopes for myself w…

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Frank Lampard describes rumours over Chelsea job as an ‘easy link’

• Derby manager says focus is solely on play-off final• ‘We’ve got a game coming up and they’ve got a manager’Frank Lampard will hold crucial talks with Mel Morris, the Derby County owner, about the club’s future in the wake of Monday’s Championship pl…