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    Carlo Ancelotti: Could return soon

    Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti insists he is not necessarily planning to take a year out of football and would return straight away if the right opportunity came up.
    The Italian was sacked by the Blues following their final Premier League game of last season, paying the price for a trophyless campaign which came on the back of a domestic double in his first year in England.
    Ancelotti still lives close to the Chelsea training ground in Surrey and his preference appears to be to continue his managerial career in England.
    "I haven't said I want to take a year out," he told the Daily Mail.
    "I've said I'm not afraid to spend one year out, trying to find a solution that enables me to stay in English football. If I can find the right solution, the right team, I will be very happy.
    "Now I feel I want to be able to wake up every morning and go training. Until now it has not been so difficult. It was the summer, there were no games."
    Ancelotti insists he harbours no bitterness about the way Chelsea handled his sacking, with the decision coming almost immediately after the final league game at Everton.
    "What would have been the point in waiting?" Ancelotti asked.
    "If they have something to tell me I prefer to know immediately. Until the end, I felt my future depended on the results. I hoped I would stay.
    "But when (Chelsea chief executive) Ron (Gourlay) came to me after the press conference at Everton and said he needed to speak to me, I knew what was coming.
    "Ron was very professional about it. The players were on the bus. We were in the dressing room alone. He told me and that was that."

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    Craig Gordon: Wait for contract talks

    Steve Bruce has admitted he can't start contract talks with Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon anytime soon.
    The former Hearts shot-stopper has spent much of his life with the Black Cats on the sidelines since his 9million transfer four years ago and is only due to return from knee surgery next month.
    Bruce is faced with the dilemma of whether to renew Gordon's contract, which runs out at the end of the season, during what has been a stop-start career at the Stadium of Light.
    The 28-year-old Scotland international will also have the difficult task of dislodging Simon Mignolet who has been in fine form for Bruce's men, particularly this term.
    The Sunderland boss has revealed that talks will not take place with Gordon until he gets himself fit again, but said the door was not shut.
    "It's a horrible dilemma that we face as a club, because we paid 9m for him, but he's probably been injured for two of the three years that he's been here," Bruce told the Daily Mirror.
    "That's a big problem for us. We hope he has the resilience to get back. I certainly think he has. If he gets himself back on the pitch, we can address the situation from there.
    "At the moment, I really don't think I can be starting contract negotiations. If I'm being honest with him, I'm not in that position yet and we won't be until we see him back fit and raring to go.
    "He's still on course. He had a bit of a reaction 10 days ago, but it was nothing too serious. He's still on course to play some sort of part in the next month or so.
    "By the end of October, he should be there or thereabouts. In terms of his future, the big thing is getting him out on the pitch. I haven't shut the door on him here. Why should I?"

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    Jelavic: Happy at Rangers

    Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic has given the Scottish champions a welcome boost by insisting he is happy to stay at Ibrox.
    Gers revealed they rejected a deadline day bid from an unnamed club and had previously snubbed a 6.5 million offer from Leicester.
    However the 26-year-old said he will not be leaving the blue side of Glasgow in a hurry and wants to push for more silverware with Ally McCoist's men.
    "I know what was written in the media but no-one said anything to me," he told the Daily Record.
    "It's nice that there are clubs who may be interested in me but I am happy to be playing at Rangers and winning trophies with them and I have won some cups already.
    "If a club appeared and offered something that suited Rangers and they were happy with the offer, then I would talk to them, of course.
    "But I repeat - I am happy here and don't want to leave Glasgow."

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    Defoe: Back on form

    Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has hailed Jermain Defoe's return to form and insists he never entertained the thought of selling the striker this summer.
    Emmanuel Adebayor's arrival at Tottenham has given Defoe a new lease of life.
    The former Portsmouth striker bagged four league goals last season but he is already halfway towards matching that tally this term and has also scored for Spurs in the Europa League.
    Last season Redknapp regularly voiced his frustration at the inability of Defoe, and strike partners Peter Crouch and Roman Pavlyuchenko, to score.
    His team managed just 55 league goals - 17 less than Arsenal - but after a summer of hard work with veteran fitness trainer Tiberius Darau, and the understanding he has struck up with Adebayor, Redknapp thinks Defoe is back to his best.
    Redknapp has revealed one unnamed Premier League club bid for Defoe this summer, but said he never thought of letting go of a man he also worked with at West Ham and Portsmouth.
    "There was a Premier League team that came in for him. I can't remember who it was. It was a poor offer, but I said: 'no chance'. I would never have sold him," Redknapp said.
    "I would have been scared to sell him. He is one of those who would come back to haunt you.
    "I have always liked him. He is sharp, a good finisher. There aren't too many better than Jermain Defoe around."
    Defoe admitted towards the end of last season that he was considering his Tottenham future, but knuckled down with renowned fitness coach Darau, who worked Patrick Vieira when he was at Arsenal, and the move appears to have paid off.
    Redknapp revealed today Darau comes to London to give extra fitness lessons to Defoe before training - a move which has impressed the Spurs boss greatly.
    "Ian Wright recommended him (Darau) to him. He has been coming over here so Jermain will go and see him early in the morning, spend an hour with him before he comes and trains here," Redknapp said.
    "Full credit to Jermain. He didn't have the summer laying on the beach. It impressed me.
    "It says a lot about the lad. It shows he cares and wants to come back ready to play.
    "He was low last year. I spoke to him about it and I know what a determined little guy he is."
    Defoe has failed to cement a regular place in the England team recently, with Fabio Capello preferring either Darren Bent, Andy Carroll or Ashley Young to play alongside Wayne Rooney.
    The fact the Italian has chopped and changed so much leads Redknapp to believe the second striker's position is still up for grabs, and he thinks Defoe can fill the void.
    "There's only Darren Bent, Danny Welbeck, Andy Carroll I suppose. I can't see Michael Owen getting back in," Redknapp said.
    "I think Jermain is working hard enough. It's probably between him and Bent.
    "Rooney and Jermain have had a few gos and have done okay at times.
    "It's up to the manager. You have to admire Jermain and what he has done."
    Redknapp takes his team to Wigan on Saturday looking to extend the club's winning streak to three games.
    Spurs hammered Wigan 9-1 two years ago, but could only take one point off the Latics last season.
    Redknapp is aware Tottenham struggled against the bottom six last year - they took just 17 of 36 available points - and wants an improvement this year.
    "If we'd have done better against those teams it would have made a massive difference to us last year," he said.
    "I just felt last year, away from home, we didn't have that little bit extra to win the games."
    With Sandro and Rafael van der Vaart fit, and Aaron Lennon and William Gallas on the mend, Redknapp's injury problems are easing.
    But Redknapp does have his doubts about Tom Huddlestone, who has missed the last four games with a long-standing ankle injury.
    "His injury is long-term. It doesn't look too great," Redknapp added.
    "He is going back to see the specialist on Monday again. They are going to open up his ankle again."

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