The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Blackburn Rovers, which were relegated from English soccer’s Premier League last season, fired coach Michael Appleton after 67 days in charge.
The F.A. Cup quarterfinal replay between Chelsea and Manchester United will be played on April 1, England’s Football Association said in its website.
Millwall drew 0-0 with Blackburn Rovers in an F.A. Cup soccer quarterfinal today.
Blackburn Rovers named Michael Appleton as manager to replace the fired Henning Berg, the second-tier English soccer team said on its website.
English Premier League soccer club Blackburn Rovers said they hope the club’s sale to Indian conglomerate Venkys will be completed next month.
Former Premier League soccer champion Blackburn Rovers today fired manager Henning Berg less than two months after hiring the Norwegian.
An Indian-born businessman who’s in talks about buying Blackburn Rovers says he’d invest 100 million pounds ($156 million) in new talent to turn the Premier League soccer club into “a top team.”
Blackburn Rovers top scorer Yakubu called on fans to get behind the team and not protest its Indian owners ahead of today’s game against Aston Villa.