Presidential candidate: Petro Poroshenko greets supporters at a rally. Photograph: Mykola Lazarenko/Reuters

Like so many settlements around Donetsk, Oktyabrsky sits next to a coal mine, its lift tower jutting like an old tooth from the dark earth. But two(...)

Diego Costa: is expected to join Chelsea after the Champions League final on May 24th.

Chelsea hope to conclude the signing of Diego Costa from Atlético Madrid immediately after the Spanish club’s participation in the Champions League fi(...)

 A banner showing support for Ryan Giggs during the  Premier League match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford. Manchester United  paid €87 million in interest and other finance costs in 2012-13.  Photo:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty

Premier League clubs paid their players and other staff a record €2.19 billion in 2012-13, up 11 per cent on the previous year, according to a review (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho keeps the ball from Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard during yesterday’s match at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

After a season in which they had threatened to rewrite the laws of football physics, Steven Gerrard and Liverpool were left to reflect that gra(...)

Image of the week: And so it begins The dates you need if you want to either book time off to watch a few pitch meltdowns or bury your head under(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes John Terry will only play again if they reach the Champions League Final after picking up an injury in the semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid in Spain on Tuesday night. Photograph:   Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

José Mourinho is threatening to rest virtually his entire Chelsea team and potentially hand Liverpool the Premier League title after revealing (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho exchanges comments with referee Mike Dean after coach Rui Faria confronted Dean following what proved to be Sunderland’s winning goal in the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

In November 2010, Diego Maradona visited Real Madrid’s training ground at Valdebebas. Madrid’s then coach, Jose Mourinho, spent a few minutes c(...)

Elena Baturina at the reopening of the Morrison Hotel following a ¤7 million refurbishment  in 2013. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

FIONA REDDAN The owner of Dublin’s Morrison Hotel saw her wealth decline by $100 million in 2013, according to a survey by Forbes Russia (...)

Fernando Torres: Manager’s comments hardly a ringing endorsement but he could feature today against Stoke City.  Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has indicated the club will spend heavily in the summer on a new striker but will not (...)

PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic is relishing the prospect of facing his old boss Jose Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho has brought Chelsea to Parc des Princes before, though as he glanced down the p(...)