Live updates

McClaren tips Bournemouth boss for England

Newcastle United Head Coach Steve McClaren has tipped Bournemouth's Eddie Howe to be a future England manager.

Howe led the Cherries to promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club's history last season. McClaren, who spent 16 months in charge of the Three Lions, said Howe has the potential to become manager of the national team.

McClaren was speaking ahead of Newcastle United's trip to Bournemouth on Saturday lunchtime.


Leeds 'confused' over Bridcutt loan deal

Leeds United's loan move for Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt appears to be under threat - with Sam Allardyce accusing the Championship side of being 'confused' over the deal.

The Black Cats had expected the 26-year-old to be spending the next two months on loan at Elland Road. But the switch is yet to be completed, with Bridcutt remaining at Sunderland for the time being.

Speaking about the deal today, Allardyce said:

It looks like it's confused. A bit like Leeds seem to be.

– Sam Allardyce, Sunderland AFC Manager

Leeds are surrounded by uncertainty after chairman Massimo Cellino announced his intention to pull out of a deal to sell his majority stake in the club to fans.


Bruce 'one of the best', says Boro boss

Hull City boss Steve Bruce is 'one of the best managers in the Championship', according to Middlesbrough Head Coach Aitor Karanka.

The Spaniard will go head-to-head with Bruce on Saturday as Boro travel to the KC Stadium to face the Championship leaders. Speaking ahead of the game, Karanka was full of praise for his opposite number.

Bruce has been shortlisted for October's Championship Manager of the Month award.

  1. Calendar

York City appoint McNamara as manager

York have appointed former Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara as their new manager after the departure of Russ Wilcox.

McNamara takes over with the club 22nd in Sky Bet League Two after taking just two points from their last eight games.

The former Celtic and Scotland defender will be joined at Bootham Crescent by former Scotland team-mate Simon Donnelly, who becomes his assistant for a third time.

McNamara began his managerial career with Partick Thistle and the club were second in the Scottish First Division in January 2013 when he left to take the vacant position at Dundee United.

The 42-year-old parted company with the Tannadice side in September after a poor start to the season.

Boro trundle to a 1-0 win against Rotherham

Stewart Downing celebrates the only goal of the match Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Middlesbrough were well below their best but still had enough to register a 1-0 victory over rock-bottom Rotherham.

Having beaten Charlton 3-0 at the weekend, the expectation was to also make light work of the Millers, but they had to make do with Stewart Downing's breakaway goal in the first half.

Although failing to hit their straps, Boro still could have won by a bigger margin as Carlos De Pena and George Friend hit the woodwork.

Rotherham simply did not have enough quality to test Boro and new boss Neil Redfearn has not won any of his first five games in charge, with a relegation battle looming.

Boro failed to find the same rhythm after the break and allowed Rotherham plenty of possession, though the strugglers did not have the cutting edge to do anything with it.

It was the hosts that continued to carve out the better chances as De Pena headed another effort over while David Nugent dragged a shot wide.

  1. National

Former England cricket captain Graveney dies aged 88

Graveney has died aged 88. Credit: PA

Former England cricket captain and MCC President Tom Graveney has died at the age of 88.

Graveney was one of the leading players of his generation, making 11 centuries in 79 Test matches for England between 1951 and 1969, and scoring 4,882 runs at an average of 44.38.

Appointed president of the MCC in 2005, and an honorary life member of the Lord's club, Graveney played county cricket at both Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.

Load more updates