Juventus have appointed Massimiliano Allegri as their new coach just 18 hours after Antonio Conte’s decision to step down as manager. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has been appointed as the new manager of Juventus following Tuesday’s shock resignation of Antonio Conte(...)

 Antonio Conte has departed Juventus after winning three league titles with the Turin club.  Photograph:  Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

The decision of current Italian champions Juventus to part company with coach Antonio Conte has taken Italian football by surprise. Even if both parti(...)

 Striker Alexis Sanchez has joined  Arsenal from Baracelona. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Alexis Sanchez is ready to tackle the biggest challenge of his football career head on by helping fire Arsenal to success next season. The Chile inter(...)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

Manchester City are closing in on a deal for Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero. Press Association Sport understands the club are in negotiations with(...)

France’s  head coach Didier Deschamps kicks a ball during a training session at the Botafogo soccer club’s Santa Cruz stadium. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

For a man once belittled by Eric Cantona as “a water carrier,” Didier Deschamps has certainly made a habit of carrying lots of trophies. French repor(...)

 Giovanni Trapattoni has announced he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Giovanni Trapattoni has announced he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach.The 75-year-old Italian tactician has been out of a job since p(...)

Russian coach Fabio Capello claims that laser pen blinded his goalkeeper in the build-up to Algeria’s goal. He voiced his complaint to the match officials. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

The next hosts of the World Cup, Russia, crashed out of the tournament amid controversy last night with their coach, Fabio Capello, blaming a laser be(...)

 Gianluigi Buffon claims the ball during an Italian  training session  with fellow  goalkeepers Salvatore Sirigu (centre) and Mattia Perin. Sirigu will start instead of the injured Buffon for the game against England. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will miss their opening World Cup Group D match against England in Manaus on Saturday with Paris St Germain stopper(...)

Jerry Akaminko of Ghana receives treatment  during the match against the Netherlands in Rotterdam. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Jerry Akaminko, Jeffrey Schlupp and David Accam failed to make the final cut as Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah named his 23-man squad for the World Cup on S(...)

 Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Iturraspe (left) has been included in extended 30-man Spanish squad for World Cup in Brazil. Photograph:  Vincent West/Reuters

Uncapped Dani Carvajal and Ander Iturraspe were named in Spain’s provisional World Cup squad today.Coach Vicente del Bosque opted for plenty of youth (...)