Gus Poyet: “Stability is key to long-term and sustained success . . . and this new contract gives both the club and me that stability.” Photograph: Reuters

Gus Poyet has disappointed Southampton by agreeing an improved two-year contract with Sunderland, intended to keep him on Wearside until at least 2016(...)

Stoke City’s Marc Wilson (left) is sent off against Newcastle at St James’ Park. Photograph: Ian Horrocks/Getty Images

Midway through the first half Yohan Cabaye tugged his gloves off and hurled them towards the touchline. It seemed symbolic of the France midfielder’s (...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates (far left) as Gareth Bale looks dejected during Spurs’  Champions League quarter-final clash in 2011. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images

Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson may not be soulmates but they share a key regret. Both men thought long and hard about signing the teenage Gareth Bale(...)

 Brazil midfielder Fernandinho is close to signing for Manchester City from  Shakhtar Donetsk.

Manuel Pellegrini’s installation as Manchester City’s new manager is still to be formally confirmed but team restructuring at the Etihad Stadium conti(...)