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(...)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling and Nathaniel Clyne of Southampton compete during last season’s Premier League clash at Anfield. Photograph: Getty Images.

STUART JAMES Liverpool have agreed a £12.5 million (€17.6m) deal with Southampton for Nathaniel Clyne and the right-back is set to become the club’s s(...)

Everton have confirmed the signing of Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona. Photogrpah: PA

Everton have confirmed the signing of Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu. The 21-year-old has signed a three-year-contract, with the option of a furthe(...)

Manchester City and Chelsea are likely to lead the chase for the title once more next season. Photo: EPA

August 15th Manchester City v Chelsea The champions against the team whose crown they stole. An acid test for Manuel Pellegrini’s squad after a(...)

Chelsea begin their title defence at home aginast Swansea City. Photograph: Getty

Premier League champions Chelsea will start the defence of their title with a home game against Swansea. Jose Mourinho’s men finished eight poi(...)

Republic of Ireland striker  Daryl Murphy heads at goal during the friendly international against England at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters/Livepic

Republic of Ireland 0 England 0 Perhaps these two sides could have injected a little more life into this Sunday lunchtime encounter by agreeing(...)

 Republic of Ireland and Everton midfielder Aiden McGeady, pictured   at the FAI Future Football programme launch with Tadhg Scanlon, Rachel and Sarah Fitzmaurice, Callum Carroll, Isobel O’Kane, Evan O’Kane and Conor Scanlon, hopes to end his season on a high with victory over Scotland. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

He has not, he observes, known a season like it, but as Aiden McGeady picks over the bones of the injury affected campaign just about concluded, that (...)

‘As the telly beamed out pictures of the throng gathered in Dublin Castle, Vinny felt a sense of pride in the steps taken by the ordinary folk of little ol’ Ireland.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

As he was wheeled in to Foley’s on Sunday afternoon, Vinny Fitzpatrick felt a lump rise in his throat. He couldn’t miss the large banner draped from t(...)

Liverpool were beaten 6-1 by Stoke City in Steven Gerrard’s final appearance. Photograph: PA

Stoke City 6 Liverpool 1 Liverpool’s season-ending meltdown was completed at the Britannia Stadium where Stoke won 6-1 to inflict the Reds’ hea(...)

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(...)