Slaven Bilic watched West Ham’s Europa League qualifier against Andorra’s Lusitans from the stands, angering opposite number Xavi Roura. Photograph: PA

Slaven Bilic finished his first night back at West Ham United by being described as “The Special One” but it was not in a good way. Xavi Roura, the ma(...)

 West Ham United have completed the signing of France international playmaker Dimitri Payet from Marseille on a five-year contract, the Premier League club announced. Photograph: Getty Images

West Ham United have signed attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet from Olympique de Marseille on a five-year deal for at least £10 million, the club said(...)

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(...)

West Ham have announced the signing of Sampdoria’s Spanish midfielder Pedro Obiang. Photograph: Getty

West Ham have confirmed the signing of Spain Under-21 midfielder Pedro Obiang from Sampdoria for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old is the first play(...)

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(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill talks to his players during squad training at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Sunday’s game against England will, everyone hopes, add to the sense of how much things have changed over the past 20 years but perhaps this afternoon(...)

Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from football. Photograph: PA

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from football. The former West Ham, Leeds and Manchester United central defen(...)

West Ham have qualified for Europe for the first time since 2006, via the fair play league. Photograph: Getty

West Ham’s new manager will have Europa League football to contend with after the club qualified through the fair play league. Just days after the end(...)

Carlo Ancelotti is expected to be fired by Real Madrid this week, with the Italian to take a year out in order to have an operation on his back. Photograph: Afp

West Ham United’s faint hopes of convincing Carlo Ancelotti to be their new manager appear to have been dashed after the Italian, who is expected to b(...)