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Gérard Houllier, pictured in 2003, has died aged 73. Photograph: PA

Gérard Houllier, who has died aged 73 after a heart operation, was one of the first foreign football managers to make an impact in England, chiefly th(...)

 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is thrown up in the air by his players after Madrid secure the La Liga title last month. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images

A long, long time ago, Manchester City beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. It was a strange game in that whi(...)

Didier Deschamps lifts the  Jules Rimet trophy at the Stade de France in 1998. The former France  captain could become just the third man to win the World Cup as a player and manager.  Photograph: Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images

Almost 20 years to the day since France beat Brazil 3-0 in Paris to win their first and only World Cup, the man who captained a team that united a nat(...)

Didier Deschamps: manager insisted at his press pre-match conference that “there is no ambiguity here, we want to win and the players must do everything in their power to achieve this”.  Abedin Taherkenarech/EPA

Group C – Denmark v France – Luzhniki Stadium, 3pm (RTÉ/ITV) At the time, Didier Deschamps must have been disappointed: France had taken their time t(...)

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(...)