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(...)

Newcastle United caretaker manager John Carver celebrates after Newcastle United’s Argentinian midfielder Jonas Gutierrez scores during their Premier League match against West Ham United at St James Park. Photograph: AFP

It was “Squeaky Bum Tyne”, as one headline rather excellently put it yesterday ahead of Hull (and their Geordie manager) and Newcastle’s efforts to cl(...)

Tom Cleverley and Christian Benteke were both on the scoresheet for Aston Villa as they beat Everton 3-2 at Villa Park. Photograph: PA

Aston Villa 3 Everton 2Christian Benteke’s brace inspired Aston Villa to a vital 3-2 victory over lacklustre Everton. The red hot striker scored his n(...)

Sergio Agüero scores Manchester City’s second goal against West Ham during the  Premier League game at the  Etihad Stadium. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Manchester City 2 West Ham 0 This was the easy and controlled performance that has been missing in action recently for Manchester City. True, W(...)

Swansea City’s Bafetibis Gomis celebrates scoring his side’s third goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

Hull failed to ease their relegation fears as Swansea closed in on their best-ever Barclays Premier League points total with a 3-1 win at the Liber(...)