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Martin O’Neill: Nottingham Forest name club legend as manager

Martin O’Neill won 19 of his 55 matches in charge of the Republic of Ireland Nottingham Forest say club legend Martin O’Neill is “realising a lifelong dream” after he was appointed as manager of the Championship club. The 66-year-old, who played 371 games and helped Forest win back-to-back European Cups, left his role as Republic […]

Petr Cech: Arsenal keeper to retire at the end of the season

Cech has won the FA Cup five times – four times with Chelsea and once with Arsenal Arsenal keeper Petr Cech is to retire at the end of the season. The 36-year-old joined Arsenal in June 2015 from the club’s London rivals Chelsea, where he spent 11 years. “Having played 15 years in the Premier […]

Martin O’Neill: Nottingham Forest name club legend as manager

Martin O’Neill won 19 of his 55 matches in charge of the Republic of Ireland Nottingham Forest say club legend Martin O’Neill is “realising a lifelong dream” after he was appointed as manager of the Championship club. The 66-year-old, who played 371 games and helped Forest win back-to-back European Cups, left his role as Republic […]

Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool defender out for at least two weeks with knee injury

Alexander-Arnold played the full match against Brighton on Saturday Liverpool have suffered an injury blow with England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold expected to be sidelined for at least a fortnight with a knee problem. The 20-year-old was injured in the warm-up before Saturday’s 1-0 win at Brighton. He was able to play the full 90 minutes […]

Chelsea: Uefa investigates alleged racist chanting in Europa League game

Chelsea launched a campaign in January to raise awareness and educate about anti-Semitism in football Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings into alleged racist chanting by Chelsea fans in the Europa League game with MOL Vidi. A vocal minority chanted offensive songs about Tottenham fans in the 2-2 draw in Hungary on 13 December. Chelsea said […]

Managerial departures: Analysing the art of the club statement

David Wagner was given quite the eulogy by Huddersfield owner Dean Hoyle By mutual consent: three words that have become the lexicon of club statements announcing the departure of a manager. Announcements are usually contained in four or five succinct paragraphs, loaded with well-worn phrases and often accompanied with a photo of a stand/corner flag. […]

Chelsea: Uefa investigate alleged racist chanting in Europa League game

Chelsea launched a campaign in January to raise awareness and educate about anti-Semitism in football Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings into alleged racist chanting by Chelsea fans in the Europa League game with MOL Vidi. A vocal minority chanted offensive songs about Tottenham fans in the 2-2 draw in Hungary on 13 December. Chelsea said […]

Jose Mourinho, Fabio Capello and Andre Villas-Boas: How Largs shaped them

The Inverclyde National Sports Centre in the 1990s (left) and today (right) As the men descended on the bar and ordered pints, the young Portuguese in their midst was gently teased. Earlier in the week he had mentioned some impressive contacts in European football while his business card carried the Barcelona crest. His new-found friends […]

Pep Guardiola tells Man City players to forget about Liverpool’s fixtures

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola oversaw his side’s 17th Premier League won of the season with a 3-0 victory over Wolves at the Etihad Stadium Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has told his players to forget about leaders Liverpool in their pursuit of a second straight Premier League title. City beat 10-man Wolves 3-0 on […]

Manchester City 3-0 Wolves: Gabriel Jesus scores twice as City narrow gap on Liverpool

Gabriel Jesus has scored seven goals in his last three games for Man City Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City eased past 10-man Wolves to cut Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to four points. City did not manage a repeat of the scoring feats that had seen them hit 16 goals […]