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Steve Coppell has resigned as Reading manager after their 3-0 playoff semi final defeat to Burnley. The experienced 53 year old announced in his post match press conference that 'Following our play-off exit I feel it's the best thing, for both the club and myself, for me to leave."

Burnley will face Sheffield United in the playoff final at Wembley on May 25th after the Blades knocked out Preston, much to the delight of Blackpool fans everywhere.

The turmoil continues at recently relegated Norwich, with chairman Roger Munby and chief executive Neil Doncaster resigning from their posts. In a joint statement they said: 'It is clear that for Norwich City Football Club to move forward, there needs to be a fresh start." The club have also sold keeper David Marshall to Cardiff City for what is believed to be a six figure sum, this despite the Bluebirds announcing a loss of over £1 million in their yearly accounts.

At Barnsley, manager Simon Davey has been told that he needs to justify his job after a third successive scrap against relegation. Chairman Patrick Cryne told BBC Radio Sheffield that "He has to make a persuasive case to me why he should stay in charge." However, Cryne himself has announced that he is happy to step down if there is someone else willing to replace him, saying 'I'm extraordinarily unhappy in the role that I occupy within the club."

Another manager unsure about his future is Phil Parkinson. The manager of relegated Charlton has said that if the club part ways with him, that he would "walk out of here with my head held high".

At Derby, Nigel Clough appears to be attempting to create a Burton love-in. He has already signed defender Jake Buxton on a free transfer and is now chasing ex Albion full back John Brayford, currently at Crewe.

Ipswich have released seven players, including Ivan Campo and Tommy Miller as Roy Keane looks to make his mark on the side. On the flipside, defender Alex Bruce has signed a new two year deal with the club.

Meanwhile, Swansea have already started to build for another play off push with the signing of striker Stephen Dobbie from Queen of the South. The 26 year old has scored 24 goals this season and joins on a free transfer.



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Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Wednesday May 13 2009
Time: 10:13AM

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