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On this Day - January 23 1919: Liverpool's legendary manager Bob Paisley was born

Bob Paisley (left), pictured with Liverpool assistant manager Joe Fagan, is one of only two managers to have won the European Cup three times. The other is Carlo Ancelotti 
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ON THIS DAY

1919: One of the most successful managers in Football League history, Bob Paisley, was born. He joined Liverpool from Bishop Auckland as a player in 1939 and stayed more than 40 years with the club. He took over from Bill Shankly as manager in 1974 and led the club to six league titles, three European Cups, three League Cups and the UEFA and European Super Cups once each. He died in 1996.

2000: Bradford striker Stan Collymore headed to Spain for talks with Real Oviedo. He was to sign for the club only to walk out several weeks later, stating he had retired.

2004: Louis Saha signed for Manchester United for £12.83million, agreeing a five-and-a-half-year deal after threatening to go on strike unless Fulham allowed the transfer.

2006: The Football Association confirmed Sven-Goran Eriksson would leave his position as England manager after that summer's World Cup in Germany.

2009: Hull signed midfielder Jimmy Bullard from Fulham for a then club record fee of £5million on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

2014: Sandro Rosell resigned as president of Barcelona.

2016: 23 West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul announced his retirement after a career which saw him amass over 20,000 international runs across all three formats.

BIRTHDAYS

Aidan Walsh (GAA) - Cork footballer and hurler, who was part of the county's Sam Maguire winning side of 2010, born 1990. 

Petr Korda (tennis) - Czech former tennis player, born 1968.

Andrei Kanchelskis (soccer) - former Manchester United, Rangers, Southampton and Russia winger, born 1969.

Scott Gibbs (rugby union/league) - former Wales and Lions centre, who also played rugby league for St Helens, born 1971.

Adam Parore (cricket) - former wicketkeeper who made more than 250 appearances for New Zealand and in 2011 became the first Test cricketer to climb Mount Everest, born 1971.

Marcel Wouda (swimming) - Dutch former world and multi-European champion, born 1972.

Glen Chapple (cricket) - former seam bowler who took 985 first-class wickets and was recently appointed Lancashire head coach, born 1974.

Arjen Robben (soccer) - Bayern Munich's former Real Madrid and Chelsea winger, born 1983.

Dong Fangzhuo (soccer) - former striker who became the first Chinese player to sign for Manchester United when he arrived at Old Trafford in 2004, born 1985.

Steven Taylor (soccer) - former Newcastle defender currently without a club after leaving the Portland Timbers, born 1986.

Jose Enrique (soccer) - former Newcastle and Liverpool defender who currently plays for Real Zaragoza, born 1986.

Martyn Waghorn (soccer) - Rangers' former Sunderland, Leicester and Wigan forward, born 1990.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Wayne Rooney broke Bobby Charlton's Manchester United record goal tally on Saturday, but who is third in the Red Devils' all-time goalscoring charts?

2 How many Ulster titles did Martin Carney win with Donegal before tansferring to Mayo?

3 Who is the head coach of reigning Champions Cup and Aviva Premiership champions Saracens?

4 In what year did Maurice Fitzgerald play in his last Munster SFC final for Kerry?

5 Who is the only Scot in the top 100 of the official world golf ranking?

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Monday, January 23)

FOOTBALL: African Nations Cup, Senegal v Algeria - Eurosport 1 1845, Tunisia v Zimbabwe - Eurosport 2 1845; LaLiga, Real Sociedad v Celta Vigo - Sky Sports 1 1940.

TENNIS: Australian Open, day eight - Eurosport 1 0000.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - BT Sport 1 0100 (Tue).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Colorado Avalanche v San Jose Sharks - eir Sport 1 0200 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, January 24)

GAA: Laochra Gael, profile of centre back Glenn Ryan who captained the Kildare footballers to their first two Leinster titles in over 40 years and led the Lilywhites to the 1998 All Ireland final during Kildare's golden period - TG4 2100.

FOOTBALL: African Nations Cup, Morocco v Ivory Coast - Eurosport 1 1845, Togo v DR Congo - Eurosport 2 1845; Vanarama National League, Barrow v Lincoln - BT Sport 1 1915; Coppa Italia - Sky Sports 1 2000; Coupe de la Ligue, Bordeaux v Paris St Germain - BT Sport 2 2000.

CRICKET: Big Bash League semi-final, Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars - BT Sport 2 0830.

TENNIS: Australian Open, day nine - Eurosport 1 0000.

Quick Blitz answers: 1 Denis Law (237); 2 Two; 3 Mark McCall; 4 2001, New Zealand; 5 Russell Knox.

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