Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: still retains the support of the Stamford Bridge hierarchy. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Diego Costa is confident he will be fit for Chelsea’s home game against Liverpool on Saturday despite damaging his ribs in midweek as the holders wer(...)

José Mourinho sits on his own before the start of the English Premier League game between West Ham United and Chelsea. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

Even back when the fit felt perfect, in those heady days of spring when the team were hoisting trophies and all appeared hunky dory between manager an(...)

New Holland boss Danny Blind turned down a ‘fantastic offer’ to join up with Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United. Photograph: Afp

Danny Blind said he turned down a “fantastic offer” to join Louis van Gaal at Manchester United. Blind, the father of the United midfielder Daley, is(...)

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(...)

Dutch national soccer team head coach Guus Hiddink during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying soccer 6-0 win over Latvia Photograph: Vincent Jannick/Epa

Speculation over the future of Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink dominated the Dutch media this morning even after Sunday’s comprehensive 6-0 win over La(...)

 Gareth Bale celebrates scoring Wales’s   first goal against Andorra. The Real madrid forward scored the winner in  a nervy win over the minnows at the the Camp d’Esports del M.I. Consell General. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

The Netherlands began their bid to qualify for Euro 2016 by slipping to a last-gasp 2-1 defeat away to Czech Republic on Tuesday night. The Wor(...)

Arjen Robben of the Netherlands in action against Brazil during the   World Cup third-place play-off  in Brasilia. Photograph:  Jorge Silva/Reuters

Netherlands striker Arjen Robben will stay with Bayern Munich rather than taking the opportunity to follow national coach Louis van Gaal to Mancheste(...)

Robin van Persie of the Netherlands  celebrates his goal against Spain with coach Louis van Gaal at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador. Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters

The Netherlands have a lovely problem on their hands. How on earth do you follow a 5-1 victory over Spain? Australia are about to find out, alt(...)

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy (right) and his wife Tracy Dixon   at White Hart Lane. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Daniel Levy has expressed his dissatisfaction at Tottenham Hotspur’s season but the chairman has ruled out another summer of “major upheaval” t(...)

Guus Hiddink: “It is wonderful that I can oversee my own succession. In this way the football vision for the Dutch team in the long term can be guaranteed.”

Guus Hiddink has been announced as the next coach the the Netherlands and will take charge of the national team at the end of the World Cup, re(...)