The 1978 First Division Champions and League Cup winners Nottingham Forest line up with their trophies, together with members of the local police constabulary who were placed in charge of the cups by Forest Manager Brian Clough (front row, far left). Photo: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

We all know the possible narrative at this stage – Leicester City hold onto their six point lead at the top of the Premier League table over the next (...)

Stoke manager Mark Hughes. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Chelsea’s initial discussions aimed at securing a permanent successor to José Mourinho have led them to consider the credentials of Mark Hughes as ma(...)

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has done a miraculous job in getting his side to the top of the English Premier League table. Photograph: Reuters.

There’s lots to love about this English Premier League season, not least if you’re a bookie who hasn’t had to pay out on an accumulator in six months.(...)

Real Madrid’s new coach Zinedine Zidane arrives with Real Madrid’s president Florentino Pérez before a statement at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on January 4, 2016.  Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane has become the manager of Real Madrid after the club’s president, Florentino Pérez, announced the sacking of Rafael Benítez at the Ber(...)

Bayern Munich’s headcoach Pep Guardiola and his soon to be replacement Carlo Ancelotti. Photograph: Getty Images

Bayern Munich and coach Pep Guardiola will part ways after three seasons at the end of the current campaign and Italian Champions League-winning coac(...)

According to press reports in Spain, Pep Guardiola has rejected Bayern’s offer of a new deal worth €20 million. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola has confirmed he will make a decision over his future with Bayern Munich in the next week amid increasing speculation that he could be (...)

Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia  fails to stop Barcelona’s  Lionel Messi  from scoring at the Nou Camp in  2011.  Photograp: Carl De Souza/Getty Images

For the three English clubs left in the Champions League there must be a sense of deja vu about the draw for the last 16 but not a great deal of sati(...)

 Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hoping his side can finish top of their Champions League group. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manuel Pellegrini has denied Manchester City struggle without Vincent Kompany despite the side having markedly poorer results when the captain has be(...)

Junior Stanislas of Bournemouth celebrates scoring against Everton at the Vitality Stadium. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Bournemouth 3 Everton 3 Bournemouth twice recovered from seemingly-lost causes to earn a dramatic 3-3 draw with Everton and rescue a vital(...)

Joe Hart is hoping Manchester City can tie up their Champions League group when they play Juventus in Turin on Wednesday night. Photograph: Reuters

Manchester City could win their Champions League group with a game to spare with victory in Turin on Wednesday, which would not only represent progres(...)