Burnley host Chelsea in a Division One game  from Turf Moor, Burnley circa 1965. The club have been playing on this piece of land since February 1883. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty

Angel Di Maria’s last appearance for Real Madrid came in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against neighbours Atletico almost a fortnight ago. Th(...)

 Celtic manager Ronny Delia: has a number of injury worries ahead of the tie with Maribor.   Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

The fall-out from Celtic’s Champions League qualifying tie with Legia Warsaw has been such that what happens next has been virtually forgotten: the Sc(...)

Celtic boss Ronny Delia: “I am looking for revenge for what we saw last Wednesday.  . .  if we get a goal in the first half then we have a chance.” Photo: Alan Rennie/PA

Ronny Deila acknowledged the size of the task he has in rescuing Celtic’s Champions League hopes against Legia Warsaw at Murrayfield by admitting succ(...)

Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane during a photocall at the club’s  Bodymoor Heath Training Ground in Tamworth. Photograph:   David Davies/PA

New Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane cannot “promise miracles” in his new role under Paul Lambert but hopes to have a positive impact on perfor(...)

Roy Keane is set to be named as Aston Villa’s assistant manager. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire.

Roy Keane will take up the role as assistant manager to Paul Lambert at Aston Villa, starting next Monday. The 42-year-old will work alongside Lambe(...)

Marouane Fellaini combined with Kevin De Bruyne to get Belgium back on track against Algeria. Photograph: Yves Herman / Reuters

TUESDAY, JUNE 16th 16.55 And, lo, on the fifth day the deluge ended. I’m relieved by Iran and Nigeria’s stalemate. For an Irishman, who(...)

Former Celtic player John Collins has been appointed as assistant manager to Ronny Deila at Parkhead. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

John Collins has been appointed assistant manager at Celtic, the Parkhead club have announced.The former Hoops and Scotland midfielder, who made 229 a(...)

Croatia’s players crowd around referee Yuichi Nishimura of Japan after he awarded a penalty against them for a foul on Fred. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

And we’re off. “Is it not over yet?” asked a heathen yesterday, but to be honest, it did feel like the build-up to it all began when Methuselah was a (...)

Ronny Deila is the  new manager of Celtic.

Celtic have confirmed the appointment of Ronny Deila as the club’s new manager on a 12-month rolling contract.The 38-year-old Norwegian takes over fro(...)

Former World Cup winner with Argentina Ossie Ardiles with (L-R) John Giles, Bill O’Herlihy, Eamon Dunphy, Darragh Maloney, Ray Houghton, Kenny Cunningham, Richie Sadlier, Tony O’Donoghue, John Kenny and Ronnie Whelan at RTÉ Sport’s launch of its 2014 World Cup coverage. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Well, that was a highly stellar Montrose midfield on the couch: Ray Houghton on the right, Ossie Ardiles and John Giles working in tandem in the ce(...)