Arouna Koné of Everton will make his return to action on Thursday after 14 months out injured. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Arouna Koné has said it will feel akin to making his professional debut when he returns to the Everton attack on Thursday after 14 months out injured.(...)

Owen Coyle becomes the first former Premier League manager to land a head coaching job in MLS since Ruud Gullit. Photograph: Clint Hughes/Getty Images

Former Bolton Wanderers and Burnley manager Owen Coyle has been named head coach of the Houston Dynamo, the Major League Soccer club said on Tuesda(...)

Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has risked sparking further outrage after saying he used to call Chinese people “chingalings”

The Wigan owner Dave Whelan has risked further outrage among ethnic communities by referring to Chinese people as “chingalings”.In what was supposed t(...)

Ireland’s  Darren O’Dea has joined blackpool on a month-long loan deal. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland international Darren O’Dea has signed a one-month deal with Blackpool. The Dubliner was a free agent, having left Ukrainian club Metalurh Done(...)

Wingman: Gerry Adams’s apology was backed up by Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty

What was your favourite apology of the week? There were so many that it’s hard to choose only one. Was it John Delaney eventually saying sorry? Maybe (...)

Wigan Athletic Chairman Dave Whelan takes his seat before the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough at DW Stadium Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Browne/Getty Images

Roberto Martínez has a capacity to see the best in everyone and that certainly extends to the man who launched his career in English football and g(...)

Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan gives the thumbs up from the stands ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match at the DW Stadium, Wigan. Photograph:  Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Dave Whelan has warned he will resign as chairman of Wigan if the Football Association punishes him for the controversy which has seen him labelled “a(...)

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea are not at the top because of an easy run, they are there because their rounded squad has been improved due to  astute buys by a  superb manager.

On August 16th Alexis Sanchez, all €40 million of him, made his Arsenal debut in a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Twelve weeks later, the man who bo(...)

 Cardiff owner Vincent Tan (above) has criticised Wigan chairman Dave Whelan and manager Malky Mackay, telling the BBC: “This is a racist chairman hiring a racist manager.” Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire.

The English FA has launched an investigation into comments Dave Whelan made about Jewish and Chinese people, following his appointment of Malky Macka(...)

Wigan Athletic Chairman Dave Whelan and new manager Malky Mackay. Photograph:  Barrington Coombs/PA

Dave Whelan, owner of Championship club Wigan Athletic, has apologised after being accused of anti-Semitism and condoning racism for referring to Chin(...)