Stephanie Roche: “I’m the first Irish woman to ever go over and play there. I’ve been given a huge opportunity by Houston Dash and I’m hoping I’ll be able to go over and do well and hopefully be successful over there.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times 1:47

Fifa Puskas Award runner-up Stephanie Roche has announced she has signed a two-year contract with the Texas-based Houston Dash soccer team to play (...)

Owen Coyle becomes the first former Premier League manager to land a head coaching job in MLS since Ruud Gullit. Photograph: Clint Hughes/Getty Images

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Wigan chairman Dave Whelan’s comments about Jewish people came in support of his club’s new manager Malky Mackay, himself at the centre of an FA investigation. Photograph: Barrington Coombs/Pa

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George Boyd of Burnley scores the opening goal against Newcastle United at Turf Moor. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

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Alex Ferguson, former manager of Aberdeen FC and Manchester United. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

One day in July 2003 I found myself in Aberdeen, waiting for an evening flight home to Dublin. I decided to kill an hour or two with a walk out to Pit(...)

Assistant manager Roy Keane working with the Republic of Ireland squad at the Aviva Stadium ahead of the friendly with Italy at Craven Cottage. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Roy Keane has “a lot to think about” after being approached about the vacant Celtic manager’s position according to Republic of Ireland Martin O’Neill(...)

 Ex-Celtic player Henrik Larsson will not be taking up the manager’s job with Celtic. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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Wigan Athletic’s James Perch  celebrates after scoring their  second goal in the FA Cup quarter-final against   Manchester City  at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Phil Noble/Reuters

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 Owen Coyle has left Wigan vy ‘mutual consent’. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images
Owen Coyle leaves Wigan

Owen Coyle has left Wigan ‘by mutual agreement’ just six months after he was appointed.The Latics have parted company with the former Bolton boss afte(...)

Wigan Athletic manager Owen Coyle Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Wigan manager Owen Coyle is “embarrassed” at claims that winger James McClean was dropped from the squad to face Yeovil on Sunday because he refused t(...)