FA Cup fourth round news conferences

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FA Cup fourth round news conferences

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Change of plan, following last night’s late finish, Chelsea have sent Gianfranco Zola to address the media for this afternoon’s conference.

From St Mary’s to the San Siro

Moving away from the FA Cup briefly, BBC Sport understands Southampton defender Cedric Soares has agreed to join Inter Milan on loan for the rest of the season.

Soares, 27, has flown to Italy for his medical with the deal expected to be completed later on Friday.

The story of the ‘misunderstood’ left-back

One of the stories of the transfer window so far is Ashley Cole’s return to England after signing for Frank Lampard’s Derby County.

Cole, 38, has joined up with his former Chelsea and England teammate at Pride Park for one last hurrah before he retires in the summer.

And BBC Sport’s pundit Jermaine Jenas has had his say on why the ‘misunderstood’ left-back was wrongly vilified.

You can read the article here.

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Some great contributions coming in on the worst managerial debuts – but please remember to put your name on your texts and tweets…

Get Involved – worst managerial debuts by former players

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James: Carlton Palmer as Stockport County manager, when appointed, claiming he would one day be England manager, conceding 102 goals and relegation in his first season in charge and beginning Stockport’s slide from Division 2 into Non League

Anon: Tony Adams has been woeful wherever he’s been.

Neil: When you are talking about disastrous managerial appointments, you would have to go a long way to beat Paul Merson’s at Walsall. Started by almost giving Scott Dann a free transfer and it was all downhill from there.

Wigan’s Flores off to Ireland

Wigan’s Jordan Flores has joined League of Ireland side Dundalk on a two-year deal.

Flores came through the Wigan academy and made 12 first-team appearances.

The 23-year-old has also had loan spells at Blackpool, Chesterfield and Fylde.

Was the flight properly licensed?

An investigation into whether the missing flight that was carrying Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala was properly licensed is taking place.

The Piper PA-46 Malibu disappeared on Monday with Cardiff City’s new £15m signing and pilot Dave Ibbotson on board.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch said it had launched a probe.

You can read the full story here.

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