ALGIERS (Reuters) - OPEC could announce an output-freeze deal on Wednesday in Algeria, although full details are unlikely to be firmed up before a formal meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in November, two OPEC sources said.
The League Managers Association (LMA) is "extremely concerned" by newspaper allegations that Premier League managers have received "bungs" for player transfers, it said on Wednesday. The Daily Telegraph reported that eight current and former managers had received money for transfers after the paper filmed soccer agents boasting about how many managers they had paid off. "The LMA is extremely concerned by the current situation of allegations made against a number of managers.
By Chris Bertram MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Former England manager Steve McClaren has expressed sympathy for Sam Allardyce who left his job as national team coach on Tuesday following a sting by the Daily Telegraph newspaper. Allardyce, who was England manager for 67 days, was recorded on camera telling reporters how to avoid the FA's own transfer rules. McClaren, England manager for 16 months from 2006-07, believes the episode highlights the lack of privacy in top-level sport.