Special game, but Barcelona are  strongest, says Bayern  manager Pep Guardiola. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Pep Guardiola faces an emotional return to Barcelona after his current club, Bayern Munich, were drawn to face them in the semi-final of the Champion(...)

Bayern Munich’s manager Pep Guardiola, with ripped trousers, gives his players instructions during the Champions League second-leg quarter-final against FC Porto at the Allianz Stadium, Munich. Photograph: Getty.

If Pep Guardiola looked unusually hungry on the touchline at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night, this was perhaps for more than just the usual reason(...)

Bayern Munich’s coach Pep Guardiola pauses during a training session ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second leg  match against Porto at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday. Photo: Lukas Barth/Reuters

Pep Guardiola insists there is no chance of him leaving Bayern Munich this summer.The Catalan, who has repeatedly been linked with the Manchester City(...)

 Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp has asked the Bundesliga club to be released from his contract until 2018 after the season. Photo: Friso Gentsch/EPA

Jürgen Klopp has said that he asked to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season as he “no longer feels he is the perfect coach for the club”. (...)

Gareth Bale celebrates ending his goal drought against Levante. Rarely has a celebration caused such a fallout. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo/EPA

Rarely has a goal celebration been scrutinised so closely. Last Sunday, Real Madrid laboured to a 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Levante in La Lig(...)

Brendan Rodgers the manager of Liverpool directs his players as Manuel Pellegrini the manager of Manchester City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini appeared ready to fight for his job as he faced the media following fresh criticism and speculation over his(...)

Manuel Pellegrini: despite winning the Premier League and English League Cup in his first season at Manchester City, the prevailing view is that he has failed to improve the team. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images.

Manuel Pellegrini has the final 12 matches of Manchester City’s season to save his job, with the manager needing to defend the Premier League title o(...)

Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola has not committed to the club past 2016. Photograph: Ahmed Yosri/AP

German champions Bayern Munich have repeatedly signalled their desire for a contract extension with coach Pep Guardiola but the Spaniard seems in no r(...)

Brian McCarthy has worked with the Ireland team since 2003, but has decided to pursue a new challenge in Sydney. Photograph: David Maher/SPORTSFILE

It started simply enough. Brian McCarthy was a school teacher and volunteer coach in Kerry who, inspired in his own youth by the genius of players lik(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is congratulated by manager Manuel Pellegrini. Photograph: Peter Powell/Epa

Manuel Pellegrini hailed Sergio Agüero as “one of the best players in the world” after the hat-trick that allowed Manchester City to come from behi(...)