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 Everton’s 26th manager Rafael Benitez became their most controversial before a ball was kicked. Photograph: Tony McArdle/Getty Images

It took until the 21st century for a 19th-century manager to get company. William Edward Barclay was a largely forgotten figure, overshadowed by most (...)

 Patrik Schick of the Czech Republic celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals in the victory over Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/Pool/Getty Images

Hands up: how many of you thought Patrik Schick’s shot was heading for the Shetland Islands? Same here. Just the 49.7 metres from goal, if the fella d(...)

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has been a breath of fresh air in the Premier League. Photo: Oli Scarff - Pool/Getty Images

Back when Amazon was the name of a big river running across South America, a businessman called Jeff Bezos was setting up a shopping/warehousing/deliv(...)

Steve Clarke has been appointed the new manager of Scotland. Photograph:  Ian Rutherford/PA

Steve Clarke has been appointed as Scotland’s new head coach, the Scottish Football Association has announced. The 55-year-old, who guided Kilmarnock(...)

Yan Vorogovskiy celebrates scoring Kazakhstan’s second goal in their 3-0 win over Scotland. Photograph: Alexei Filippov/Reuters

Kazakhstan 3 Scotland 0 Scotland suffered one of their most embarrassing defeats as two goals in the opening 10 minutes sent them on their way to a 3(...)

Martin O’Neill, the new Nottingham Forest manager,  poses with a shirt after a press conference at the City Ground, Nottingham. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

In February 1971 Northern Ireland played Scotland in an amateur international at The Oval, Belfast, home of Glentoran. Martin O’Neill was 18 and this (...)

Scotland’s Steven Fletcher  celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game from a penalty during the Uefa Nations League Group C1 against Albania  at the Loro Borici Stadium in Shkoder. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Portugal secured a place in the Nations League finals next summer as a 0-0 draw against Italy in Milan clinched top spot in Group A3. Italy could not(...)

 With his international future still up in the air Declan Rice is highly unlikely to be named in the Republic of Ireland squad on Thursday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

With both players in contention to make club comebacks this weekend, Seamus Coleman and Robbie Brady are likely to be named on Thursday morning in Mar(...)

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand said: ’It’s a brilliant time to be a fan of the Home Nations teams.’ Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Theresa May has backed moves to bring the World Cup to the UK and Ireland in 2030. The UK prime minister signalled she would offer government support(...)

England defender Harry Maguire: he played every minute of Leicester’s Premier League campaign last season. Photograph: Reuters

England defender Harry Maguire has signed a new five-year contract with Leicester. The 25-year-old joined Leicester from Hull in the summer of 2017, (...)

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