Ajax Amsterdam CEO Edwin van der Sar: ‘We reflected a bit on the old success from 95. We wanted to combine the abundance of young talent with experience.’ Photograph: Massimo Pinca/Reuters

Last season, as Ajax’s future balanced on a gossamer thread, the club’s hierarchy called in seven of their most talented youngsters for a special talk(...)

Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars  and chief executive Edwin van der Sar celebrate the club’s victory  over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu on Tuesday night. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Last summer, seven of Ajax’s brightest stars were summoned to a room at the Dutch club’s training facility. Edwin van der Sar, the goalkeeper-turned-c(...)

Barcelona celebrate after winning against Deportivo de la Coruna at the Riazor to seal the La Liga title. Photo: Lavandeira jr/EPA

The league came to a close at both ends of Riazor, two human circles forming. Deportivo de La Coruña’s players joined together, arms around each other(...)

Clarence Seedorf has been interviewed by Oldham for their vacant manager’s job. Photo: Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

Four-time Champions League winner Clarence Seedorf has been interviewed for the managerial vacancy at Oldham. Ex-Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan midfi(...)

 Carlos Tevez  waves farewell to the Boca Juniors supporters after their final game of the season at La Bombonera on December 18th. The 32-year-old  is due to join Shanghai Shenhua on an annual salary of €38 million. Photograph: Getty Images

What is the Chinese Super League? The Chinese Football Association Super League was set up in 2004 as part of an effort to modernise and streamline t(...)

Patrick Kluivert during the European Championships play-off at Anfield in 1995. Holland went on to win the game 2-0. Photograph: Getty Images

Patrick Kluivert remembers both of his goals which crushed Ireland’s hopes of making it to Euro 1996 as though he scored them yesterday. For the fi(...)

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini: “In the past I played number 10 and number nine sometimes when I had to help the team,“ he said. “It’s not important where I play, it’s important to win the game.

Louis van Gaal will use Marouane Fellaini as a striker this season and the Manchester United manager believes the erstwhile midfielder can be dange(...)

Matteo Darmian is introduced as a recent signing with Manchester United in Bellevue, Wash. Photograph: Ted S. Warren/AP

The Italian reporters in Manaus were quick to poke fun at English ignorance. After watching Matteo Darmian play a starring role in Italy’s World Cup-o(...)

Former Sampdoria manager Sinisa Mihajlovic is the new AC Milan coach, reports. Photo: EPA

AC Milan dismissed manager Filippo Inzaghi on Tuesday after a disappointing season in which they finished 10th in Serie A and failed to qualify for Eu(...)

 Real Madrid’s Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas saves a ball during the team’s training session in Valdebebas sports complex near Madrid,  Spain. Photograph: Juanjo Martin / EPA

Iker Casillas cannot remember what he was drawing at the exact moment he was called up to Real Madrid’s Champions League squad for the very first time(...)

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