When Steve Clarke took up his first managerial post at West Bromwich Albion in June 2012 the jury was out on whether he would flourish, but the Scotsman has produced a finely-tuned side challenging the Premier League's upper echelons.
Cameroon have failed to reach the CAF Africa Cup of Nations again after losing 3-2 on aggregate to Cape Verde Islands, while Ethiopia saw off Sudan to reach the finals.
At the age of 24, West Bromwich Albion midfielder has decided to retire from international football and will no longer make himself available for Congo DR at national level.
Youssouf Mulumbu has signed a new deal at West Bromwich Albion, with the Congo DR midfielder penning a three-year deal with the Midlands club.
Manchester United have won the 2010/11 Premier League title after a 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers, while at the bottom of the table there were vital victories for Blackpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The relegation battle dominated the day's play in the Premier League, with Wigan Athletic denied victory by Everton, Blackburn Rovers winning for the first time in three months and Blackpool held.