Louis van Gaal addresses the audience after receiving a lifetime achievement award during the Dutch Footballer of the Year 2014 Gala in Hilversum. Photograph: Bas Czerwinski/EPA

Louis van Gaal insists he has no regrets over taking the manager’s job at Manchester United despite the building pressure after a poor start to the s(...)

 Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has begun a 3-1/2-year jail sentence for tax evasion according to German media reports. Photo: Reuters

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness began a 3-1/2-year jail sentence on Monday after being convicted in March of evading €28.5 million in ta(...)

 Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has begun a 3-1/2-year jail sentence for tax evasion according to German media reports. Photo: Reuters

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness began a 3-1/2-year jail sentence on Monday after being convicted in March of evading €28.5 million in ta(...)

 Louis Van Gaal at Old Trafford prior to a Champions League match between Manchester United and Bayern Munich in 2010. Photograph:Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

There is a famous story about Louis van Gaal from his time at Bayern Munich. Van Gaal had insisted from the start on two major protocols at team meals(...)

Chairman of the management board of the German sportswear company Adidas Herbert Hainer at the Adidas general meeting. Mr  Hainer, said Adidas had made ‘a few executional mistakes’ but said a revamped executive team had been put in place to reverse the current situation. Photogaph: EPA

The long-serving chief executive of German sportswear company Adidas sought to rebuff criticism of his leadership from shareholders today, as the firm(...)

President of Bayern Munich Uli Hoeness (left) and his wife Susanne leave the Higher Regional Court after his sentencing in Munich, Germany.  Photograph:  Alexandra Beier/Getty Images

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has been found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison. The 62-year-(...)

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness (front) arrives with his lawyer Hanns W Feigen  for the start of his trial for tax evasion at a regional court in Munich. Photo: Reuters

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness stunned a German court today by admitting he had evaded taxes of €18.5 million using a secret Swiss bank accoun(...)

Berlin’s culture minister André Schmitz has resigned after eight years in office when it emerged the German tax man had linked him to a Credit Suisse bank account holding €425,000. Photograph:  Sebastian Kahnert/AFP/Getty Images

To life’s two sad certainties, death and taxes, Germans have added a third: tax evasion. After cracking open Swiss bank secrecy, then buying up(...)

Recently appointed European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly (above) appears to have prompted action by EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia in relatio(...)

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness: a World Cup and European Championship winner with West Germany and also won three European Cups with Bayern. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness will stand trial for tax evasion in March, a German court said yesterday, but his club wants him to stay on in his(...)