Sam Allardyce is the new manager of Sunderland. Photograph: PA

Sunderland have named Sam Allardyce as their new manager on a two-year deal. The Premier League club announced the news on Friday evening, having open(...)

Neil Lennon has struggled this season at Bolton Wanderers. The club are bottom of the Championship and the prospects of a revival look bleak, with £160m owed to silent owner Eddie Davies. Photograph: Clint Hughes/Getty Images

‘I take full responsibility,” he said. “I apologise to the supporters,” he said. “Middlesbrough won the 50/50s,” he said. And on he went: “We were off(...)

John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

West Ham’s Argentinian striker Mauro Zarate celebrates scoring their second goal during the  Premier League  match against  Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  AFP Photo/Ikimages

Arsenal 0 West Ham 2 The last time that Slaven Bilic tasted an away win on English soil, it was 2007, he was in charge of Croatia and there was a blok(...)

 Slaven Bilic has been named as the new West Ham manager on a three-year deal. Photo:   Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

West Ham have confirmed Slaven Bilic as their new manager to replace Sam Allardyce on a three-year deal. The former defender spent 18 months as a pla(...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)

West Ham have qualified for Europe for the first time since 2006, via the fair play league. Photograph: Getty

West Ham’s new manager will have Europa League football to contend with after the club qualified through the fair play league. Just days after the end(...)

Carlo Ancelotti is expected to be fired by Real Madrid this week, with the Italian to take a year out in order to have an operation on his back. Photograph: Afp

West Ham United’s faint hopes of convincing Carlo Ancelotti to be their new manager appear to have been dashed after the Italian, who is expected to b(...)

Newcastle United’s Jonas Gutierrez celebrates scoring his team’s second goal at St James’s Park. Photograph: AFP Photo / Ian MacNicol

In far too many ways the Mike Ashley era at Newcastle United has been all about the abdication of responsibility. It speaks volumes that almost exact(...)

Jonas Gutierrez is mobbed by his  teammates after his goal virtually guaranteed Newcastle’s Premier League survival. Photograph: Reuters

Newcastle United 2 West Ham United 0When it was all over, as Newcastle briefly allowed themselves to bask in a pleasure that had been a long time comi(...)