Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris celebrates saving Sergio Aguero’s penalty in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City. Photograph: Matthew Ashton  – AMA/Getty Images

Hugo Lloris is 32 and has won the World Cup. He has been a first-team goalkeeper for 14 seasons at Nice, Lyon and Tottenham Hotspur. He has 110 caps f(...)

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and Kepa Arrizabalaga before the match against Tottenham Hotspurs at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: EPA

It can be difficult to maintain perspective when Chelsea enter crisis mode. Just as it was inevitable that Kepa Arrizabalaga’s Carabao Cup final mutin(...)

Maurizio Sarri: “We are one point from the top four, on the same as Arsenal, and [people say] Arsenal are doing well,” said Sarri.  Photograph: David Klein/Reuters

Maurizio Sarri strides out at Wembley a dead man walking. He can cling to football’s capacity to shock, and even convince himself an appearance in th(...)

Marco Bielsa: decided the best way to deal with the ridiculous spectacle of the English media in one of its periodical fits of morality was a 70-minute PowerPoint presentation. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images

Marcelo Bielsa’s first job in coaching was at the city university in Buenos Aires. He hadn’t made it as a player, too slow to make more than four a(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi made sure that his neighbours wouldn’t be making a racket. Photograph: Reuters

Buddy Berbatov gets a lot off his chest While Robbie Keane was preparing for his first game as player-coach of Indian Super League side ATK, his for(...)

André Villas-Boas and co-driverRuben Faria are out of the Dakar Rally. Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty

André Villas-Boas has said he is safe and well after being taken to hospital when his car crashed into a sand dune, forcing him to retire from the Dak(...)

Andre Villas Boas has quit as Shanghai manager and will take part in the Dakar Rally. Photo: Getty Images

Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas will contest the Dakar Rally in 2018 after quitting as manager of Chinese side Shanghai SIPG. Vil(...)

Marco Silva’s Watford have enjoyed a very good start, but not much more than that so far. Photograph: Reuters

Ambitious, astute, broodingly handsome, compared, inevitably, to Jose Mourinho: Portugal’s latest managerial tyro is, according to a report in these p(...)

Chinese Super League: Luiz Felipe Scolari thanks Guangzhou Evergrande players and fans after his final match as manager, on November 4th. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Fabio Capello caused quite a stir when he arrived at Nanjing Airport in June. You just don’t see very many septuagenarians wearing jeans with matching(...)

A burned car stands on the side of the road  near Castanheira de Pera, in Leiria district, Portugal.  Photograph:   Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Firefighters were still battling to control a series of forest blazes in central Portugal on Monday, as the country sought to come to terms with a dea(...)

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