The week in football – Ken's Leeds legacy, Fifa's gift, Marcelo Recanate on morals, plus Miss Bumbum 2012
• £7.5m: Tax written off when Ken Bates put Leeds into administration in 2007. • £32m: Ken's likely share of Leeds's reported £44m sale price. Ken, tax exiled in Monaco, says selling his 73% stake – held via his offshore firm Outro Ltd since he bought the shares last year from a Cayman Islands-registered group – means a chance to unwind. "I'll be sitting back … enjoying what was eight years of very hard work."
Ken on how he refused to sell Leeds to any party whose background could taint the club: "It's been a very slow, careful process in weeding [them] out. We've had to be very careful." The result: "These people are backed by a very rich individual, who is very close to the government of Bahrain. We've made the right choice here."
2011: The FA take a brave lone stand against Fifa, calling for Sepp to be ousted after "universal criticism from governments, sponsors, media and the wider world". 2012: The FA accept a $500,000 grant from Fifa's goal project, usually spent on developing nations. FA: "It's half a million dollars. Any money that's available from Fifa, why not take it?"
• Sepp's view on the wider meaning of Fifa's "gift", which will go towards England's £100m training centre: a chance to move on from "passé" questions about oustings. "Don't go back to the past. Now we are living a wonderful day – it's the present!"
Uefa: reacting instinctively to the attack on Spurs fans in Rome, which followed multiple fines for Lazio over antisemitism and violence. Uefa ruled it would take "no action … Everything not within the stadium perimeter is the responsibility of the local authorities."
11.5 million: Number of South Africa's children living in poverty – Unicef figures showing 1.5 million in homes with no flushing toilet and drinking water from "open streams". $3bn: South Africa's final 2010 World Cup spending total, confirmed last week – paying for stadiums, roads and air links.
1) Chelsea on why they refused to sack John Terry: "We have a duty of care to John as a person. We have to support him as a person during a problem period." Chelsea on why they had to sack Roberto Di Matteo: "To keep the club moving in the right direction."
2) 5 November, Tony Fernandes, QPR: "I'm not sure what language I have to say it in, I don't how else I can put it but I am 100% committed to Mark Hughes. Changing our manager now would be suicidal. Mark needs a bit of luck – but cream always rises to the top."
3) 7 November, Brazil FA chairman José Maria Marin asked about coach Mano Menezes: "Oh don't ask me that. It's not a question for now. Let's enjoy Christmas, a happy, happy time! Then we can discuss the future." 22 November: Sacks him.
4) Plus one to watch: Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini, giving his backing to coach Gian Piero Gasperini: "Is Gasperini at risk? No way, it is the players, they lack mentality. Gasperini will stay right here with me, for many years to come."
New last week from Palermo's Pietro Lo Monaco – in charge of the club's PR since Zamparini decided to "step back from the press" – a rebuttal after former club Catania accusing him of being "abusive". "How can they accuse me of verbal violence or vulgarity? I consider their statement to be pathetic, pointless and absolutely demented."
Paraguay: Olimpia president Marcelo Recanate, clarifying his position after winger Maxi Biancucchi reported him to Fifa for racist abuse. Recanate, who reacted to Biancucchi trying to engineer a move to Qatar by calling him a "stupid disrespectful black Argentinian midget", says the formal complaint "means nothing … Maxi is a man of low morals."
Russia: Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti on Russia's FA awarding a 3-0 defeat against his club after fans sang racist chants and hospitalised Dynamo Moscow keeper Anton Shunin with a smoke bomb. "I don't understand why the FA keep [punishing us]. What have we done to deserve this? We have become just as much victims as Shunin."
Romania: Agent Giovani Becali, cousin of Steaua owner Gigi, on his future if his appeal against an eight-year prison sentence for fraud fails. "I'll write my book inside, a biography, and then, if health allows, my biopic, Don Giovani of Romania. I'll also grow a beard."
Switzerland: Thun coach Bernard Challandes, revealing the result of a player ballot after he asked them to end talk of an internal rift by voting to support him. "I have resigned." Challandes's previous job: 18 days at Neuchatel Xamax last year, which ended when owner Bulat Chagaev burst into the changing room at half-time shouting: "I will kill you all." Challandes: "I slept very little that night."
Brazil: Model Cibelle Ribeiro says her split with congressman and ex-striker Romário, 46 has left her "agitated". "It's a touchy subject. He still likes his ex-wife. For me, Romário is not a proper man." Ribeiro says she's now "solely focused" on winning Brazil's Miss Bumbum 2012 contest, "then I will trade up my implants, by another 400ml". Romário: "I hardly know her."