of her at this "difficult period" and writes that the boys are well and enjoying boarding school a lot, although harry is constantly in trouble. again, this sold for more than £3,000. cyril died in 2012. today, his grandson watched nervously as the family collection went under the hammer. it means a great deal. i mean, it's a good thing my grandfather's name's ben spread, and, again, myfamily. and, again, itjust raises the profile of what a great royal family we have. the royal family is a source of fascination around the world and, almost 20 years after her death, it appears the interest in diana and her life has barely lessened. sarah campbell, bbc news, cambridge. newsnight‘s coming up on bbc two. here's kirsty. as european capitals talk of the danger of a train crash brexit, one of britain's senior eu officials tells us the uk isn't going to be buying access to the single market. join me on bbc two. here, it's time for
the news where you are. welcome to sportsday, the headlines, andy murray makes it 27 wins in aero after victory over nicolas almagro in the qatar open quarterfinal. —— sir andy murray. marco silva is the man appointed by bottom of the table hull to try and keep them in the premier league. manchester city manager pep guardiola insists he's not ready to quit management despite saying that he is arriving at the end his career. hello, hope your thursday evening is going well. sir andy murray is through to the semi—finals of the qatar 0pen tennis, extending his record unbeaten run to 27 matches.
tonight's win against spain's nicolas almagro didn't come easily though, as tim hague reports. voiceover: on an arabian night, fit for a knight, sir andy murray look to continue his run of competitive wins but with 26 in the bag, number 27 looked a bit unlikely when nicolas almagro broke in the opening game. while mistakes make murray a moody man he couldn't complain about what followed, the spaniard having the answer to any question asked. the world number one is ranked 43 places above his opponent and he began to make it so, first breaking back with the usual sweet shots and then taking the set in a tie break. you'd expect him to build on that in the second, but it wasn't so simple. despite an early break, almagro broke serve himself and generally gave murray a tough time and even when the best don't have the best day, they find a way
to win and that's what murray did. the crucial break was 5—5 and he took the match. 27 wins in a row but after this, time for a night's sleep. hull city have appointed the former sporting lisbon and 0lympiakos coach marco silva as their new manager. he replaces mike phelan who was sacked by the club on tuesday. silva, nicknamed "mini mourinho" because of his roots in portuguese football, is young, at 39, but has already enjoyed several high profile appointments, having led the greek side 0lympiacos to the title last season. speaking to the club website, he said the aim was for the side to stay in the premier league. at the moment, our position is bad. at the moment, our position is bad. at the moment, our position is bad. at the moment, our performances and results are not the best. it is important that we change the situation. we have a busy week. after a busy month. we have to change things and we are confident
and with confidence, we will improve things in the organisation, in our concentration, many times. the players know this. they are smart. i know this, and i pass this on to the players. and then, i believe, vickers if i don't believe, i would not be here. i believe that we can help whole city to remain in the premier league. and we were told that he can't speak english...! sounds pretty good toonie! —— sounds pretty good to me. swansea city's new manager paul clement spoke to the media for the first time this afternoon, since agreeing a two and a —half—year deal to replace bob bradley. the 44 year old said today his priority is to bring stability to the club. halfway through their season, the swans have 18 premier league games to play with 5a more points available — the question is he the man to keep them in the premier league. claire summers reports.
voiceover: is this the man to turn around the fortunes of swansea city, paul clement, 44, facing the media for the first time today, clear to speu for the first time today, clear to spell out why he has come to the liberty stadium. i'm excited by the challenge, i could've stayed at bayern munich had a great chance to win the league there are, and advance into the further stages of the champions league, would have been great. i have done that in the last six or seven years and i want another challenge. this is going to be really exciting, ifeel good about it, i can feel it already. having enjoyed success as a non—league player, his coaching cv shows lots of experience as right—hand man to do carlo ancelotti, as a manager, he does have a blemish, derby county sacked him after five have a blemish, derby county sacked him afterfive months, despite them being this in the championship table, but it is his work alongside carlo ancelotti that has seen him work at some of the biggest clubs in europe, they worked together at chelsea, after meeting there, and he has gone on to work with him at paris st germain and real madrid, managing the likes of gareth bale and cristiano ronaldo. last year they moved onto german giants bayern munich but swansea city have come calling and he says he feels the time is right. swansea city
supporters trust have welcomed the appointment, pleased to have been consulted this time around. very pleasing, from our point of view, the major shareholders have kept us up the major shareholders have kept us up to date. fully consulted us, and the —— on the various candidates and the —— on the various candidates and the ultimate appointment that has taken place. paul clement says that he is in the process of finalising staff but there will not be a place for swa ns staff but there will not be a place for swans legend alan curtis on his first—team coaching setup, he told me that the 62—year—old, caretaker manager three times, we'll still have a role at the club and is meeting the chairman huw have a role at the club and is meeting the chairman hquenkins tomorrow. we have had a slight readjustment of what we are doing internally. we would like alan curtis to stay at the club, some fa ns curtis to stay at the club, some fans thought he had left, that is certainly not the place, in my conversations with huw certainly not the place, in my conversations with hquenkins we have made it clear that we want alan to stay here but a lot of the decision will be down to him. the task he faces is clearly a difficult one, he says he has had assurances from the bosses that there will be
money in the january transfer window. his challenge is to keep swa nsea window. his challenge is to keep swansea city a shining light in the premier league. studio: manchester city boss pep guardiola has said he's not ready to quit management. guardiola was clarifying comments he made in an interview earlier this week, in which he was quoted as saying he was "arriving at the end' of his career." i'm not going to retire in two or three years. i love myjob. i have a place to do myjob, especially here in england. i'm going to try and succeed. i want to do something else in my life. but i will be a manager for the next three, four, five, six, seven years. a bit of transfer news from today and everton have signed ade—mola lookman for £11 million pounds from charlton. the 19 year old forward, who's played for england u20's,
only broke into the charlton first team last season. he's described it as a dream move and says he's ready to make the step up from league one to the premier league southampton‘s executive director of football, les reed, has revealed that captain jose fonte has handed in a transfer request at st mary's. fonte rejected new terms on his current contract offered to him in the summer after winning euro 2016 with portugal and has now asked to leave the club. leicester city have signed defensive midfielder wilfred ndidi for a reported £15 million from belgian side genk. the nigeria international has signed a five—and—a—half—year deal. he's already trained with the squad and could make his debut in saturday's fa cup tie at everton. leicester striker riyad mahrez meanwhile has been named the confederation of african football's player of the year. mahrez, who was part of leicester's title—winning team last season, beat borussia dortmund's pierre—emerick aubameyang and liverpool's sadio mane to the award. mahrez won the bbc‘s african player of the year award last month. the welsh rugby union has made "the best offer it can" to bring leigh halfpenny back from toulon, according to its chief executive. the wales full—back‘s contract with the french club expires
at the end of this season. cardiff blues and scarlets are thought to be interested in signing him on a national dual contract, with the welsh rugby union paying 60% of his salary. the wru's martyn phillips says it would be a head versus heart decision for the player. two—time british olympic canoeing medallist richard hounslow has retired. the 35—year—old won two silver medals in the canoe double with partner david florence at london 2012 and rio 2016. he said it had been a ‘true honour‘ to represent his country at the highest level. laura muir will captain the british tea m laura muir will captain the british team at the great edinburgh international cross country this weekend. it‘s yet another accolade for muir, who last night broke liz mccolgan‘s 25 year indoor record over 5,000m. v0|ceover: no television cameras to record the occasion, but this piece of history was captured by one alert spectator, laura muir, wiping1li seconds off