Phil Neville: worked as a coach during David Moyes’s ill-fated spell in charge at Old Trafford.

Phil Neville is in talks with Valencia but has not been appointed despite the Spanish club claiming the former England defender is their new assistant(...)

Steven Gerrard sits on the bench during Liverpool’s clash with Real Madrid at the Bernebeu last season. His omission from the team that night was the runing point in his decision to leave, he’s said. Photo: John Powell/Getty Images

Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has pin-pointed his omission against Real Madrid in the Champions League as the moment he decided it was ti(...)

Neymar: “It was a case of me letting myself go and I got myself into a bad situation.”

Brazil have decided not to appeal against the four-game ban that will keep Neymar out of the Copa America and the Barcelona star left the team hotel o(...)

Dundalk play BATE Borisov in the Champions League second qualifying round. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dundalk had a one in six chance of meeting Celtic, but must instead be content with BATE Borisov as their opposition in the Champions League second qu(...)

Former Sampdoria manager Sinisa Mihajlovic is the new AC Milan coach, reports. Photo: EPA

AC Milan dismissed manager Filippo Inzaghi on Tuesday after a disappointing season in which they finished 10th in Serie A and failed to qualify for Eu(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill gives his orders during squad training at Gannon Park, Malahide, ahead of the Group D Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland at the Aviva stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters.

If team spirit is an illusion glimpsed in the moment of victory, then you could say the same thing about managerial ability. When you win you’ve got i(...)

Argentina’s striker Lionel Messi  during a training session in La Serena. Argentina will play the group B matches along with Paraguay, Uruguay and Jamaica in the upcoming Copa America 2015 soccer tournament in Chile. Photo: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Lionel Messi is to face trial over an alleged €4.1m tax fraud after a Barcelona court turned down an appeal made by his lawyers aimed at avoiding him (...)

After spending last season on loan at Real Madrid, Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez is unsure of where he will be next year but just want’s to play. Photo: Pierre-Phillipe Marcou//AP

Javier Hernandez is looking for consistent playing time next season, whether it is at Manchester United or any other club. The Mexico international sp(...)

Wayne Rooney is close to surpassing Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

When trying to assess England’s status as they step onto Dublin soil for the first time in 20 years, it is perhaps as wise to go back a year and furth(...)

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, where Barcelona will seek their fifth European Cup and Juventus their third. Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP

Is there a word for an anti-climax that happens before the actual event? Whatever that word is, it might in future make a snappier title for the so(...)