Eden Hazard celebrates scoring Chelsea’s opener during their League Cup quarter-final win overDerby County ( Photograph: REUTERS/Darren Staples)

Derby County 1 Chelsea 3José Mourinho is closing in on a sixth major trophy that would end the “drought” of his second Chelsea tenure. The passage to (...)

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea are not at the top because of an easy run, they are there because their rounded squad has been improved due to  astute buys by a  superb manager.

On August 16th Alexis Sanchez, all €40 million of him, made his Arsenal debut in a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Twelve weeks later, the man who bo(...)

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino parted company with Darko Milanic after six games in charge. Academy coach Neil Redfearn is to return as permanent manager on Monday. Photograph: Tony Marshall/PA

Leeds’ managerial circus returned on Saturday night as trigger-happy owner Massimo Cellino parted company with Darko Milanic after six games in charge(...)

 Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Last Thursday, at different ends of Dublin, two of British football’s most successful club football managers gave an insight into their approaches and(...)

Actors Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen, who play Virginia Johnson and William Masters in ‘Masters Of Sex’. Photograph: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Is sex more important than music, war, sports and vampires? Is sex more important than Nixon?Michael Sheen thinks so.The nimble Welsh actor has played(...)

George Best, tackled: Immortal
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  • July 12, 2014, 01:00

Given all the ink previously devoted to George Best you’d be forgiven for thinking there was little new to be added to the subject, yet Duncan Hamilto(...)

In the highly competitive corporate world, the notion of wanting to be second, rather than first, appears counterintuitive. This book celebrates the j(...)

Jose Mourinho: “A fantastic coach,” the usually genial and laid-back Carlo Ancelotti once seethed. “But I’m not going to discuss his character.” Photograph: Getty Images

What a loathsome individual Jose Mourinho can be. And what a shallow game this media lark is when not only his extreme behaviour is excused, but th(...)

Alan Pardew received the toughest managerial punishment in Premier League history yesterday but still emerged from a English Football(...)

Thomas Hitzlsperger  has become one of the few high profile sportsmen, and the first well-known German footballer, to publicly reveal that he is gay. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters.

Retired German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger, dubbed Der Hammer, has earned widespread praise after becoming Germany’s first professional footballer (...)