Gareth Bale wheels away after scoring the first goal of his hat-trick in Real Madrid’s  Primera Division win over Deportivo La Coruna at the  Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph:  Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid 5 Deportivo La Coruna 0 Zinedine Zidane got off to a flying start as Real Madrid coach when Gareth Bale hit a hat-trick in a 5-0 win over(...)

Lionel Messi scored on his 500th Barcelona appearance to help set up a 4-0 win over Real Betis. Photograph: Getty

Lionel Messi scored his 425th goal on his 500th Barcelona appearance to help his side to a 4-0 victory against Real Betis. Luis Suarez and Neymar als(...)

Alan Pardew is leaving Newcastle to return to Selhurst Park where he played for Crystal Palace in the late Eighties and early Nineties. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Certainty may be a stranger at St James’ Park right now but two things are definite: Newcastle United will not rush into replacing Alan Pardew and th(...)

West Bromwich Albion are set to choose between Tim Sherwood or Tony Pulis as their new boss after the sacking of Alan Irvine

West Bromwich Albion’s search for a new head coach will come down to a straight choice between Tony Pulis and Tim Sherwood after Alan Irvine was sacke(...)

Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes has been named as manager of Spanish side Real Sociedad. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/PA

David Moyes has been named as the new coach of Spanish Primera Division side Real Sociedad on a year-and-a-half deal.Moyes, who was axed by Manchester(...)

Celtic Manager Neil Lennon waves to fans following a Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.  Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Neil Lennon has parted company with Scottish Premiership champions Celtic, his agent has confirmed. Martin Reilly — who represents the Northern Irishm(...)

 West Brom have parted company with manager Pepe Mel by mutual consentPhotograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Pepe Mel has left West Brom by mutual consent. The Barclays Premier League club confirmed the news today, bringing to an end the Spaniard’s reign at (...)

Fabio Borini volleys home  Sunderland’s second goal in the Premier League game against    West Bromwich Albion  at the  Stadium of Light. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Sunderland 2 West Brom 0: Miracles tend to be painfully elusive but Sunderland supporters now know they really can happen. Only three weeks ago Gus Po(...)

Sunderland’s Fabio Borini celebrates after scoring  his side’s  second goal during the  Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion at the Stadium of Light. Photo:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Sunderland 2 West Bromwich Albion 0Miracles tend to be painfully elusive but Sunderland supporters now know they really can happen. Only three weeks a(...)

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates scoring in the 14th minute against   West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium  in London, England. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Arsenal 1 West Bromwich Albion 0For Arsenal, there is reassurance and no little credit in the familiar. Their membership of Europe’s most exclusive fo(...)