Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is happy to rebuild his teams.

Ronald Koeman has earned an impressive reputation when it comes to rebuilding squads, having become accustomed to losing players to bigger clubs duri(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

 Shane Long could miss up to six weeks for Southampton after he fractured ribs in the FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland forward Shane Long faces up to six weeks on the sidelines at Southampton after he fractured a couple of ribs.The 28-year-old forw(...)

Southampton striker Shane Long battles with Christophe Berra of Ipswich Town during the FA Cup third-round match at Portman Road. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Shane Long believes Southampton have what it takes to challenge for the FA Cup and maintain their top-four push in the Premier League. Saints have bee(...)

Shane Long (second from left) is congratulated by his Southampton team-mates after opening the scoring in the FA Cup third-round replay against Ipswich Town at   Portman Road. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Ipswich 0 Southampton 1Having produced what several experts described as the perfect away performance to beat Manchester United in the Premier League (...)

GAA President Liam O’Neill with Home to Hurl players Kevin Maher, on his arrival home from Melbourne, and fellow members of the Gornahoe Glengoole hurling team in Tipperary who have also arrived home  for the charity match. Photograph: Alan Betson

Meet a GAA player who flies 10,000 miles across the world for a single game and you meet a spirit of determination. It is the lure of a winter’s match(...)

West Ham’s Andy Carroll  celebrates scoring in the  Premier League match against  Leicester City at the Boleyn Ground. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Andy Carroll was on target as West Ham’s fourth win in five games ensured Leicester would be bottom of the Premier League at (...)

Sheffield United’s Marc McNulty is mobbed by team mates after he scored the winner in the Blades’ 1-0 victory over Southamption at Bramhall Lane

Sheffield United 1 Southampton 0Sheffield United reached their second semi-final in a matter of months after once again belying their league status ag(...)

Manchester United’s Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his sides second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at St Marys, Southampton. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Neither the leaders nor the reigning champions will be quaking in their boots just yet, but that ominous rumbling at their backs is Manchester United (...)

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: “It’s 38 games and I wasn’t celebrating a party after 10 games”. EPA/ANDY RAIN

After a while the questioning about Louis van Gaal began to bore Ronald Koeman, but something else also bothered him: his answer. He had known that a(...)