Tottenham will probably fall short in the English Premier League title race but that is not a reason to think the manager Mauricio Pochettino is not putting together a coming team for next season. Photograph: Lee smith/Reuters

There are those of us who have felt the praise directed Tottenham Hotspur’s way this season, particularly of late, has been over the top. Tottenham ar(...)

Manchester United’s Dutch manager Louis van Gaal signs autographs before last weekend’s game against Aston Villa. Photograph: Getty Images

These are exciting times at Manchester United. Oh come on, they must be. Manchester City dropped a couple of points at Newcastle United, Arsene Wenger(...)

Middlesbrough’s Jordan Rhodes celebrates scoring the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Turf Moor, Burnley. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Burnley 1 Middlesbrough 1 Michael Keane’s added-time equaliser gave this helter-skelter match the finish it deserved and means the fight for autom(...)

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne celebrates scoring his side’s first goal against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-final. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

It was a cold, cold weekend in late October about four and a half years ago. Close to the German border, Racing Genk were hosting Mons in Belgium’s Ju(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal leaves the pitch after losing to Tottenham Hotspur in their Premier League clash. Photo: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal has already described Wednesday night’s FA Cup quarter-final replay at West Ham as Manchester United’s “last chance of a title”, though(...)

José Mourinho has reiterated his desire to return to England for next season. Photograph: Getty

José Mourinho has reiterated his desire to return to management in the summer. The Portuguese has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea for (...)

 Italy coach Antonio Conte who will join Chelsea after the European Championships on a three-year contract. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Antonio Conte is convinced he can restore Chelsea to the Champions League at the first time of asking but already faces an uphill task to persuade Di(...)

 Antonio Conte will take over as Chelsea manager for the start of next season. Photograph: EPA

“Eat grass.” Out of context, Antonio Conte’s message to his Juventus players may have sounded more like a threat than an instruction but he repeated i(...)

Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich took over the London club in 2003. Photograph: Getty Images

Antonio Conte has become the seventh man to be named the permanent Chelsea manager by Roman Abramovich since the Russian bought the club in 2003. Giv(...)

 Antonio Conte has been named as the new Chelsea manager on a three-year deal. Photograph: Getty

Antonio Conte has signed a three-year contract worth £15m (€18.8m)to become the new Chelsea manager and will join the club after helming Italy’s Euro (...)