The Ireland players line up before kick-off in the 1-1 draw with Poland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The mood in the Republic of Ireland camp may, as you’d expect, still be upbeat despite the points dropped to Poland but any supporters who took partic(...)

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I understand that the French rugby coach, Philippe Saint Andre and Italian -born, current Greek soccer coach Claudio Ranieri have something in comm(...)

Jose Mourinho has seen his Chelsea side undefeated for 23 matches in all competitions. Photograph: Reuters.

The pursuit of perfection can feel like a hopeless dream in football. Last week a hush descended upon the Etihad Stadium as Bayern Munich produced (...)

Dick Advocaat (above) joins Claudio Ranieri and Temur Ketsbaia in vacating their posts for variable reasons.   Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Dick Advocaat became the third international manager to leave his post on Saturday as Serbia announced he was no longer their coach. The day af(...)

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty celebrates scoring their second goal in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Greece at Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis in  Piraeus. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Greece 0 Northern Ireland 2Northern Ireland’s dreams of a first European Championship appearance are one step closer to reality after goals from Jamie(...)

Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho: “Some they have 10 years to win something, I have only two.” Photograph: Laszlo Beliczay/Epa

Jose Mourinho has reopened old wounds on the eve of the new Premier League campaign by suggesting that rival managers such as Arsene Wenger and Manuel(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Maintained his unbeaten record against Arsenal and rival manager Arsene Wenger in spectacular fashion.  Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Arsenal’s record defeat to Chelsea on Saturday saw both managers break with the usual post-match protocol. Jose Mourinho, in keeping with his r(...)

Radamel Falcao could be a target for Chelsea.  Photograph:  Jasper Juinen/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has reacted angrily after reports emerged in France of the Chelsea manager making disparaging remarks, delivered in what he appar(...)