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(...)

 Pep Guardiola oversees Bayern Munich  training   ahead of their Uefa Champions League Group E match against Manchester City at Allianz Arena. Photograph:  Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola has stated no Bayern Munich player wants to join Manchester United despite the deposed champions having been interested in Thomas Müller(...)

The weekend before last, the two teams who contested last year’s Champions League final met in the German Cup Final in Berlin. FC Bayern agains(...)

Pep Guardiola: “I still have not managed to form the team according to my vision. It is after all my first year.” Photograph:   Marc Mueller

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola took his season title tally to four when his team clinched the German Cup on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Borussia D(...)

Bayern Munich coach  Pep Guardiola issues instructions  during the Champions League semi-final defeat to Real Madrid at the  Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. Photo:  Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty

It is at times like these when, for a manager, the world can seem a dark place. As methods are pilloried, tactics crucified and past glories forgot(...)

Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs is the right man to lead Manchester United, says former boss Alex Fergsuon. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Alex Ferguson believes Ryan Giggs should become the next permanent Manchester United manager despite the club viewing the 40-year-old as lackin(...)

Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova (left), seen here with friend and predecessor  at the club Pep Guardiola, has died from throat cancer at the age of 45.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Lionel Messi led the tributes to his former coach Tito Vilanova, who has died of throat cancer at the age of 45. Vilanova led Barcelona (...)

 Alex Ferguson and David Moyes: Ferguson’s “hairdryer treatment” became the stuff of legend, whereas Moyes’s interest in management theory was seen by some as a sign of weakness rather than evidence of an inquiring mind. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

The most poignant detail in the fall of David Moyes concerned his reading matter on the flight back home from his team’s Champions League defea(...)