Real Madrid’s  Gareth Bale celebrates scoring against Deportivo de la Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo/AFP/Getty Images

Gareth Bale insisted he is happy at Real Madrid after scoring a hat-trick on Zinedine Zidane’s managerial debut at the Santiago Bernabéu – but admitt(...)

Manchester United have been uninspired under Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs. Photograph: Getty Images

José Mourinho has been available for three weeks now, and still no takers. Clearly three weeks is not exactly a lifetime in exile for a football mana(...)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane with  Cristiano Ronaldo during a Real Madrid training session at the Valdebebas training ground. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane has admitted that the pressure is already on to win an 11th European Cup as he faced the press for the first time since taking over fr(...)

Manuel Pellegrini: “For a manager, your work is to win  the title.” Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manuel Pellegrini has said he would rather win the title and be sacked by Manchester City than continue as manager without enjoying that level of suc(...)

Rafa Benítez expressed gratitude to everyone he worked with at Bernabéu. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Rafael Benítez has expressed his gratitude for having the opportunity to manage Real Madrid and wished his successor Zinedine Zidane well. The former(...)

Real Madrid’s new  coach Zinedine Zidane  poses with his wife Veronique and club  president Florentino Perez after his unveiling. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane has vowed to win a trophy this season after replacing Rafael Benitez as Real Madrid manager. The 43-year-old World Cup winner and for(...)

Gary Neville’s Valencia held Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw at the Mestalla. Photograph: Afp

Valencia 2 Real Madrid 2 Gary Neville’s Valencia twice came from behind to claim a 2-2 draw against 10-man Real Madrid in the Primera Division to tur(...)

Christian Benteke’s goal was the difference for Liverpool as they ground out a 1-0 win away at Sunderland. Photograph: AFP

Sunderland 0 Liverpool 1 The final Premier League fixture of 2015 left Liverpool seventh and Sunderland seven points adrift of safety. While Christia(...)

Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale celebrates with teammates after scoring during against Rayo Vallecano. Photograph: Getty Images

Real Madrid 10 Rayo Vallecano 2 Gareth Bale doubled his Primera Division tally for the season in one afternoon, scoring four goals as Real Madrid rut(...)

Barcelona celebrate Luis Suarez’s opener in their 3-0 Club World Cup semi-final win over Guangzhou Evergrande. Photograph: Getty

Barcelona 3 Guangzhou Evergrande 0 Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Barcelona beat Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande 3-0 to book a FIFA Club Worl(...)