Anthony Martial’s equaliser earned Manchester United an FA Cup quarter-final replay with West Ham. Photograph: PA

Manchester United 1 West Ham United 1 It has been 15 years since Paolo Di Canio found himself staring down Fabien Barthez with the chance to eliminat(...)

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager Rafael Benítez is the ninth man in charge of Newcastle United during Mike Ashley nine-year ownership o the club. Photograph: Getty.

Rafael Benítez is confronting possibly the biggest challenge of his managerial career after succeeding Steve McClaren at Newcastle United. The form(...)

Sunderland AFC Chief Executive Officer Margaret Byrne on the left. During the trial the jury was told that, by May 4, chief executive Margaret Byrne met Adam Johnson and his barrister and she had all the messages exchanged and transcripts from police interviews. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

So how did it come to this? How did the bright, sassy, funny, seemingly streetwise young woman dubbed “the new Karren Brady” end up going into hiding(...)

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce played Adam Johnson 28 times after his initial arrest for having sexual activity with a child. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images.

Sam Allardyce was once sacked from a prison cell. It was back in 1996 when Allardyce was in charge of Blackpool at the beginning of his managerial ca(...)

Sunderland have completed the signing of  of Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates on a four-year deal. Photograph:  Richard Sellers/PA

Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat secured his first signing on Wednesday evening when Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates completed a permanent swit(...)

Poland international Arkadiusz Milik (centre) has come into his own after joining Ajax Amsterdam on loan from Bayer Leverkusen. Photograph: Reuters

He scored twice again last Saturday, Robert Lewandowski. Bayern Munich may have been 2-0 ahead at Werder Bremen, and on the way to Bayern’s sixth cons(...)

Gus Poyet has been fired as manager of Sunderland. Photograph: PA

Gus Poyet has parted company with Sunderland after the club decided to fast-forward plans to replace him in the summer.The Uruguayan’s sacking ends an(...)

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(...)

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet: “Staying up will nearly, probably, feel like winning something” Photograph: PA

As a player Gus Poyet would have been horrified to find himself finishing a season just above the Premier League’s relegation zone but says doing so a(...)

 Fourth official Howard Webb restrains David Meyler after a clash with Alan Pardew. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has confirmed the organisation will investigate Newcastle manager Alan Pardew’s headbutt on Hull midfie(...)