Eden Hazard celebrates scoring Chelsea’s opener during their League Cup quarter-final win overDerby County ( Photograph: REUTERS/Darren Staples)

Derby County 1 Chelsea 3José Mourinho is closing in on a sixth major trophy that would end the “drought” of his second Chelsea tenure. The passage to (...)

Cyrus Christie qualifies for Ireland through his grandmother, who now lives in England but grew up in Dublin’s North Wall, and whom Christie used to visit when she lived in Clontarf and Kildare. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

EMMET MALONE Quite how Cyrus Christie made it this far without being more actively engaged by the FAI seems something of a mystery as he stands pitch(...)

Martin O’Neill: juggling his options in advance of the visit to Celtic Park.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was last night forced to delay the naming of his final squad for Friday’s vital Euro 2016 qualifier agai(...)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has admitted he would consider managing England in future after previously turning down the advances of the Football Associ(...)

Queens Park Rangers’ Bobby Zamora fires home the winning goal despite the challenge of Derby County skipper Richard Keogh during the   Championship play-off final at Wembley.  Photograph: John Walton/PA

QPR 1 Derby County 0: Bobby Zamora struck a dramatic last-minute winner to sink Derby and fire QPR back into the Premier League.The 33-year-old, on as(...)

Juan Mata, centre, has been told he will not be sold in the January transfer window by Jose Mourinho. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Jose Mourinho has insisted he wants to keep Juan Mata and Kevin De Bruyne at Chelsea and told any players who wish to leave Stamford Bridge this month(...)

 Owen Coyle has left Wigan vy ‘mutual consent’. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images
Owen Coyle leaves Wigan

Owen Coyle has left Wigan ‘by mutual agreement’ just six months after he was appointed.The Latics have parted company with the former Bolton boss afte(...)

England’s manager Roy Hodgson watches a training session ahead of their World Cup qualifyier against Poland.

Steven Gerrard believes England have successfully tamed the fear factor that once undermined them in critical contests at Wembley Stadium and he will (...)

Former England and Middlesbrough manager Steve McClaren is now in charge at Derby County. Photograph: credit should read: Nigel Roddis/PA

Derby have confirmed Steve McClaren as their new head coach on a three-year contract.The former England boss was the Rams’ first choice to succeed Nig(...)

Gus Poyet is expecting a call from Sunderland as the seek to replace Paolo Di Canio after the Italian was sacked on Sunday. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sunderland will attempt to persuade Gus Poyet that to succeed Paolo Di Canio at the Stadium of Light after the Uruguayan emerged as the leading candid(...)