UEFA Cup final disappointment

Last updated : 26 March 2003 By Martyn Elliott

Our place, the Mackem hovel and Hampden Park were all overlooked in favour of Gothenburg’s Ullevi Stadium.

Hopefully of direct interest is that next season’s Champions League final will be staged at Schalke 04’s Arena Stadium.

The board are still believed to be keen for us to stage a European final and are expected to bid for the 2004/5 UEFA Cup final.

With this season’s Champions League final being at Old Trafford Europe’s biggest club game is unlikely to be held in England again for some time.