English Football League play-offs: Why you have to win your final

Lack of motivation? The pain of failure? BBC Sport looks into why teams on the verge of promotion often struggle the following season.

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Gary Rowett: Derby County manager seeks permission for Stoke City talks

Derby County manager Gary Rowett asks for permission to talk to Stoke City about their vacant managerial role.

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St Mirren offer Ross improved contract amid Ipswich interest

St Mirren offer Jack Ross an improved deal in an effort to hold on to their manager, who has held talks with Ipswich.

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QPR is the perfect fit, says new manager Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren says he can’t wait to get started as manager of Queens Park Rangers and that it is heading in the right direction.

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Sunderland: Stewart Donald completes takeover from Ellis Short

Former Eastleigh owner Stewart Donald completes his takeover of Sunderland from Ellis Short.

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Steve McClaren: New QPR boss says club are ‘long way’ from Premier League

New QPR boss Steve McClaren says the club are “a long way” from promotion and has made his first aim a top-half finish.

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Birmingham fan gets tattoo of manager Monk on backside

A Birmingham City fan has Garry Monk’s face tattooed on his backside after the Blues boss helped to pay for the mark.

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Adam Hammill: Barnsley release winger after relegation to League One

Managerless Barnsley release experienced winger Adam Hammill following their relegation to League One.

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David Meyler: Hull City release long-serving midfielder and offer new deals to four

Hull City release long-serving midfielder David Meyler and offer new deals to four players including Abel Hernandez.

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Ex-England boss McClaren appointed QPR manager

Championship side QPR appoint former England boss Steve McClaren as their new manager, succeeding Ian Holloway.

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