Danny Ings looks on during the England Under-21 Training Session on Monday in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Photograph: 	Michael Regan/Getty Images

Danny Ings is wary of taking a historically significant Liverpool shirt number and insists he must earn the right to wear one of those worn by Anfield(...)

Slaven Bilic enjoyed an 18-month spell at Upton Park as a player. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Slaven Bilic is confident he will be confirmed as West Ham United’s manager within the next 48 hours, although the success of his application may actu(...)

Despite signing for a club record fee of £24 million Darren Bent didn’t enjoy a happy time at Aston Villa and his release comes as no great surprise. Photo: Neville Williams/Getty Images

Aston Villa have offered a new contract to defender Ron Vlaar but released striker Darren Bent, the club have confirmed. Enda Stevens will also leave (...)

Airtricity League side UCD will benefit from Ireland’s standing in the Uefa Fair Play rankings to take a place in next year’s Europa League. Photo: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Airtricity League First Division side UCD have been granted special permission by Uefa to take part in this next season’s Europa League after they qua(...)

Rafael Benitez has confirmed that he will not be managing Napoli next season. Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez has announced he is leaving after two years with the Serie A club amid widespread expectation he is poised to replace the s(...)

Newcastle United caretaker manager John Carver celebrates after Newcastle United’s Argentinian midfielder Jonas Gutierrez scores during their Premier League match against West Ham United at St James Park. Photograph: AFP

It was “Squeaky Bum Tyne”, as one headline rather excellently put it yesterday ahead of Hull (and their Geordie manager) and Newcastle’s efforts to cl(...)

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk’s supporters run onto the pitch to celebrate the victory over Napoli in the Europa League semi-final second leg match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev. Photo: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Dnipro 1 Napoli 0Dnipro advanced to their first European final after Yevhen Seleznyov’s second-half header gave them a 2-1 aggregate win over Napoli i(...)

Former Sligo Rovers boss Paul Cook has left Chesterfield to take over as Portsmouth manager. Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Former Sligo Rovers manager Paul Cook has left his post at Chesterfield to take over the manager’s position at League Two Portsmouth.The move comes af(...)

Special game, but Barcelona are  strongest, says Bayern  manager Pep Guardiola. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Pep Guardiola faces an emotional return to Barcelona after his current club, Bayern Munich, were drawn to face them in the semi-final of the Champion(...)

Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola will face his old club Barcelona in the Champions League semi final. Photo: Guen Shiffmann/Getty Images

Barcelona have been drawn against Bayern Munich in the semi-final of the Champions League while Juventus will play Real Madrid in the second semi-fina(...)