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Antonio Conte: “They [Manchester City] did a great job on and off the pitch; they were very well prepared for the season. I like the way they improved the team and the squad.” Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea that Manchester City’s Premier League title victory can lead to them dominating English football in the coming years.(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s  head coach Mauricio Pochettino: hinted that Toby Alderweireld could be brought out of the cold for the visit to the Amex Stadium. Photograph:  Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino has passed on his congratulations to Manchester City on becoming Premier League champions and immediately turned his thoughts to h(...)

Fans  celebrate  at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday as Manchester City win the Premier League. Photograph: PA Wire

Ottmar Hitzfeld, the former Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich manager, used to speak of the red zone, a central area of the pitch just outside the p(...)

Pep Guardiola is routinely venerated as the best manager of his generation. Photograph: Getty Images

You won. Fine. Now win again. Win better. Even in a moment of triumph, with his beautifully engineered seventh domestic title safely stowed away, it i(...)

Mo Salah: the season’s outstanding player. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

It was getting towards the end of a lengthy Pep Guardiola press conference on Friday by the time the question came up, so maybe the Manchester City ma(...)

Pep Guardiola and David Silva celebrate a win against Southampton in what has proved a triumphant league campaign. Photograph: Lindsy Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

The statistics offer some measure of Manchester City’s greatness. They have won the title with a month to spare and are on course to set records fo(...)

Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco’s decision  to switch to an untested 3-4-1-2 formation in the second leg against Barcelona caught the leaders of La Liga off guard. Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

It is 34 years since Roma reached a European Cup semi-final. And only one month less than that since Liverpool beat them on penalties in the final. Ol(...)

 Chelsea manager Antonio Conte:  “This is an important game for us.” Photograph:  Tony O’Brien/Reuters

Antonio Conte has conceded Chelsea’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League may hinge on beating Tottenham on Sunday. Chelsea, who are fifth,(...)

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates winning the Champions League after beating Juventus in June 2017. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

Few are likely to complain about Uefa abandoning the principle of players moving between Champions League clubs in January being cup-tied for the rest(...)

Matt Doherty in action for the Republic of Ireland against Turkey in Antalya. “There are a lot of new players in the squad and it is an opportunity.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Matt Doherty has had to wait a while for his international debut but, having lived life in the shadows a little over the past few seasons, the 26-yea(...)

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