The Charity Commission said it had “serious regulatory concerns about a number of compliance issues” raised following a Daily Mail investigation of the Didier Drogba Foundation. Photograph: PA

A foundation set up by former Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba to help poor communities in the Ivory Coast is to be investigated by the charities watc(...)

 Italy coach Antonio Conte who will join Chelsea after the European Championships on a three-year contract. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Antonio Conte is convinced he can restore Chelsea to the Champions League at the first time of asking but already faces an uphill task to persuade Di(...)

Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich took over the London club in 2003. Photograph: Getty Images

Antonio Conte has become the seventh man to be named the permanent Chelsea manager by Roman Abramovich since the Russian bought the club in 2003. Giv(...)

 Gary Neville reign as manager of Valencia did not go to plan. Photograph: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Back to José. Back to last October, back to London, to Harrods and to an interview given eight weeks before Chelsea decided they had had enough of Jos(...)

 Arsenal players celebrate winning the Premier League title in 2004 after beating Leicester City at Highbury to finish the campaign unbeaten. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

London was bright and sunny on the final day of the season 12 years ago. Arsenal’s players performed a cancan at Highbury as fans chanted: “We are un(...)

He was torn between his delight at playing on such a superb team with the more basic fact of missing the uncomplicatedness of life at joyously unfashionable Blackburn.

Will Ireland produce a player like Damien Duff again? And if so when? And if so how? Not for the first time, Duff popped up out of the blue to put a (...)

  Antonio Conte has been given the go-ahead to bring in his own staff at Chelsea. Photograph:  Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Antonio Conte is edging closer to becoming Chelsea’s new manager after talks saw the club and the 46-year-old agree deals for some of his backroom sta(...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the sidelines during the Premier League game against  Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger has long been on intimate terms with disappointment, so he was well qualified to comment on just how big a disappointment it was to los(...)

Antonio Conte: the former Juventus manager has led Italy to the Euro 2016 finals.  Photograph:  Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Chelsea have sounded out Antonio Conte as they consider their options over who to appoint as their next permanent manager. Conte, who will lead Italy(...)

 Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suggested he would be open to a move to the Premier League when his PSG contract expires in the summer. Photograph: AFP

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suggested he would be receptive to interest from Premier League clubs if he leaves Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, with the (...)