The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Manchester City fired manager Roberto Mancini two days after the team’s upset loss to Wigan in the F.A. Cup final, ending his tenure exactly 12 months after the club won its first English soccer championship in 44 years.
Tottenham’s Gareth Bale became the third person to be named by his peers as English soccer’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year in the same season.
Queens Park Rangers, without a win this season and in last place in English soccer’s Premier League, fired manager Mark Hughes after 10 months in charge.
Queens Park Rangers, which sits last in English soccer’s Premier League without a victory, hired Harry Redknapp as manager to replace Mark Hughes.
Mark Hughes was hired as coach of English Premier League soccer club Fulham to replace Roy Hodgson , who left to join Liverpool after guiding the London team to last season’s Europa League final.
Queens Park Rangers appointed Mark Hughes as manager, two days after Neil Warnock was fired with the club one spot above the relegation positions in English soccer’s Premier League.
Arsenal lost 3-2 at Swansea City yesterday to suffer a second straight defeat in soccer’s Premier League. Mark Hughes started his tenure as Queens Park Rangers manager with a 1-0 loss at Newcastle.
Mark Hughes says he’d like to return to Chelsea some day as manager, the Daily Mirror said.
"Everyone knows the significance of that game now."
- Mark Hughes on Nov 11, 2012