Petr Cech says he feels ‘privileged’ to rejoin the club. Photograph: Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Petr Cech has returned to Chelsea as technical and performance adviser with the intention of working closely with the director Marina Granovskaia and(...)

 Lucas Torreira: His home town in Uruguay is best known for its corned beef, but that could change if manager Unai Emery’s gamble pays off.  Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Time for Torreira. That is the motto Arsenal chose to accompany all their messaging about the most pivotal of the five new recruits they have welcomed(...)

 Zinedine Zidane  after head-butting Italian defender Marco Materazzi.  Photograph: Getty Images

The crowd are whistling. Something has happened. Marco Materazzi is on the ground. The match commentators are confused. They think David Trezeguet has(...)

Bernardo Silva scores Manchester City’s winner against Chelsea. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Manchester City 1 Chelsea 0 By the time it was all done, with Manchester City easing 18 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, it was d(...)

Nemanja Matic signs for Manchester United at Aon Training Complex in Manchester. Photograph: Man Utd via Getty Images

Six months into his first season back at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho had identified three key areas in which his team were deficient. Hindsight suggests(...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard celebrates their second goal, scored by Pedro, as Swansea City’s Lukasz Fabianski looks on. Photo: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Chelsea 3 Swansea 1 Chelsea moved 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Swansea. Cesc Fabregas scored on (...)

James McClean  hits the crossbar during the World Cup Group D qualifier against  Georgia at Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

It was a couple of years back that the long retired netbuster Mick Quinn, while chatting on TalkSPORT, posed one of the great footballing questions, i(...)

Claudio Ranieri has taken a vastly different approach to management at Leicester compared to what he did at Chelsea. Photo: Reuters

Everybody had known the end was coming for Claudio Ranieri at Chelsea, but the moment at which the decision seemed made – and, more than that, was mad(...)

Former France manager Raymond Domenech says he was pipped to the Ireland job by Brian Kerr. Photo: Getty Images

No, I was not France’s public enemy No1,” insists Raymond Domenech. “I was No2, behind Sarkozy.” The quip is delivered with good humour because Domen(...)

This article first appeared in Eight By Eight Magazine in March 2014. Last October (2013), 500 journalists attended the Institute of Directors (...)

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