Manchester United are lining up a move for  Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo. Photograph:   Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

Louis van Gaal hopes to sign the Argentina defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for €20 million and is renewing his interest in Ángel di María af(...)

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(...)

Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring a wonderful late goal to deliver Spanish Copa del Rey final for Real Madrid over great rivals Barcelona in Valencia. Dani Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

Managers often complain they do not get a good view from the touchline but this time it could not have been b(...)

West Bromwich Albion caretaker manager  Keith Downing.

West Brom’s search for a new manager took a fresh twist on Friday when the club pulled the plug on negotiations with former front runner Pepe Mel. Mel(...)

Gareth Bale stretches out on the pitch as he joins the Wales football team during a training session at The Vale Resort, Hensol. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement has warned Gareth Bale he will not automatically be guaranteed a starting berth at the Spanish giants irrespe(...)

 Carlo Ancelotti (centre) alongside former Real Madrid player Zinedine Zidane (left) and Real president Florentino Perez at Estadio Bernabeu  in Madrid, Spain. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Thirty-seven days after Real Madrid announced that José Mourinho was leaving, the Peacemaker arrived. Carlo Ancelotti was finally presented as the new(...)