Juventus have appointed Massimiliano Allegri as their new coach just 18 hours after Antonio Conte’s decision to step down as manager. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has been appointed as the new manager of Juventus following Tuesday’s shock resignation of Antonio Conte(...)

 Antonio Conte has departed Juventus after winning three league titles with the Turin club.  Photograph:  Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

The decision of current Italian champions Juventus to part company with coach Antonio Conte has taken Italian football by surprise. Even if both parti(...)

Catania’s Jaroslav Plasil (right) and Roma’s Gervinho in action  at Angelo Massimino Stadium in Catania, Sicily. Photograph: Orietta Scardino / EPA

Juventus won a third consecutive Serie A title without playing on Sunday when AS Roma, the only team who could catch them, capitulated to a 4-1 defeat(...)

Barcelona’s Neymar  and Lionel Messi are both on the shortlist.

Six players from Bayern Munich’s treble-winning team were included among the 23 nominees for the World Player of the Year award announced by Fifa this(...)

Everton manager  David Moyes is the early bookmakers’ favourite to success Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Bookmakers were quick to install Everton manager David Moyes as the favourite to replace Alex Ferguson, who announced he was stepping down as b(...)