Real Madrid  president Florentino Perez:  “All this stuff people say in the media is just to destabilise us. And it’s every day.” Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Florentino Pérez has given Rafael Benítez a public vote of confidence following Real Madrid’s 4-0 home defeat to Barcelona, claiming the manager has t(...)

Perez on Benitez: “We are convinced that we have a great squad that will give much happiness to a fanbase that deserves everything. Rafael Benitez is the chosen one to bring success to this squad.”

Real Madrid have given under-fire coach Rafael Benitez a vote of confidence and said he will remain in charge of the team. Club president Florentino P(...)

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez has called a press conference as speculation grows over the future of manager Rafael Benítez. Photograph: Reuters

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez will speak at a press conference on Monday evening as speculation grows about the future of manager Rafael Bení(...)

Zinedine Zidane lifts the 1998 World Cup at the Stade de France. Zidane captained a France team that represented a rainbow nation of different ethnic backgrounds. Photograph: Lutz Bongarts/Getty Images

The sunlight in Montpellier, the food in Lyon, the stadium in St Etienne, the atmosphere in Paris. Frank de Boer’s composed brilliance, Michael(...)

The terrorists struck at the city’s most vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods where integration has been visibly successful, in sharp contrast to the blighted suburbs to the north.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Since Saturday a brief statement has been posted on the door of the Omar Ibn El Khattab mosque on the rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, a short walk from the s(...)

Composer Matthew Nolan said he  hoped bringing Costard’s movie to a wider audience would help recapture Best as a gifted sportsman rather than a playboy. Photograph: PA

An avant garde film in which the camera lingers on George Best for the duration of a single match at Old Trafford in 1970 has been resurrected by an (...)

Former  Everton player and manager Howard Kendall with his Bell’s Manager of the Year Award in 1985 at Goodison Park after his team’s title triumph. Photograph:  PA Wire.

The radio was almost shaking. It sounded like thunder was pulsing through it. Last Saturday afternoon Goodison Park and Everton were saying farewel(...)

Carlos Bacca scores his second and  Sevilla’s third goal in  the Europa League Final match against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk  in Warsaw. Photo: Martin Rose/Getty Images

Sevilla 3 Dnipro 2In the end, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk’s sense of their own destiny was not enough in Warsaw on Wednesday night. Sevilla, playing their (...)

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts at the end of Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final second leg draw with Juventus at the Bernabéu on Wednesday. The result saw the reigning champions knocked out.  Photograph: Juanjo Martin/EPA.

Carlo Ancelotti left his technical area and headed down the tunnel, never to return. Real Madrid had just been knocked out of the Champions League, Ju(...)

Carlo Ancelotti has cast doubt over his future at Real Madrid. Photograph: Getty

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has cast doubt over his future at Real Madrid after the reigning European champions were eliminated from the Champ(...)