Stromsgodset coach Ronny Deila has jumped ahead of former West Brom coach Steve Clarke as the man the Parkhead board want to replace Neil Lennon.   Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Norwegian Ronny Deila is the surprise new front-runner to become Celtic manager – but the chairman of his current club says the Hoops will have a figh(...)

 Former West Brom boss Steve Clarke is now the frontrunner to be named Celtic’s new boss after Roy Keane pulled out of the race to succeed Neil Lennon.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Steve Clarke has already shown he has the mental strength to boss Celtic — by bouncing back from the collapse of his dream move to Parkhead as a play(...)

 West Brom have parted company with manager Pepe Mel by mutual consentPhotograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Pepe Mel has left West Brom by mutual consent. The Barclays Premier League club confirmed the news today, bringing to an end the Spaniard’s reign at (...)

Rodgers and his erstwhile boss Mourinho are friends of many years, having worked together at Chelsea. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Early Friday afternoon at Cobham and Jose Mourinho is bristling. The tone at his first domestic pre-match press conference for three weeks had come(...)

Chelsea’s Fernando Torres (left) and West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster have a dispute after the final whistle.  Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho lamented his side’s failure to kill the game off as they were held to a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion and mi(...)

 Pepe Mel, West Brom’s new manager.

West Bromwich Albion’s new boss Pepe Mel could be forgiven for allowing himself a little smile when he rolls up his sleeves on Friday for his first f(...)

Shane Long: “We’ve had a good Christmas period. We have got to take confidence from that.”

West Brom striker Shane Long does not feel there is any need for the club to do business in the current transfer window.Steve Clarke, who lost his job(...)

West Bromwich Albion caretaker manager  Keith Downing.

West Brom’s search for a new manager took a fresh twist on Friday when the club pulled the plug on negotiations with former front runner Pepe Mel. Mel(...)

Sunderland’s Ki Sung Yueng reacts after missing an opportunity during the match against Norwich. Photograph: Steve Drew/PA Wire.

Gus Poyet was left facing a bleak Christmas as 10-man Sunderland’s must-win clash with Norwich ended in a 0-0 draw. The Black Cats, who dumped Chelsea(...)

  Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero watches a shot go wide at the St Mary’s stadium. Photograph: Tom Hevezi/EPA

Manchester City’s shaky away form continued on Saturday with a 1-1 draw at Southampton as Dani Osvaldo’s exquisite strike ended their three-match losi(...)