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Ed Woodward’s defining flaw was he lacked the football knowledge to independently evaluate the merits of prospective coaches and players. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

In a reflective mood as he prepares to leave Manchester United at the end of the month, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward recently mused on ‘sliding(...)

Manchester United manager José Mourinho leaves the Old Trafford pitch after their League Cup defeat to Derby County. Photo: Paul Ellis/Getty Images

A new dimension to the José Mourinho-Paul Pogba saga has been provided by Dimitar Berbatov, rapidly making a name for himself in a Sybil Fawlty specia(...)

Chief executive of Manchester United Ed Woodward (left). Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Ed Woodward is the Manchester United executive vice-chairman whose current brief has him in Red Adair mode for the first time since he took up his pos(...)

Russia’s deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko, who is also heading up the World Cup organising committee, pictured with Fifa president  Gianni Infantino during last week’s draw in Moscow. Photograph:  Sergei Chirikov/EPA

Cornel Borbely, Fifa’s ethics committee chairman, was investigating the alleged role of Russia’s deputy prime minister for sport, tourism and youth po(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney has been elected to the Uefa executive committee. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Minister for Sport, Shane Ross and Minister of State for Sport, Patrick O’Donovan have congratulated FAI chief executive John Delaney on his election (...)

  John Delaney finished ahead of several of the European game’s most influential players in the poll. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

John Delaney has been successful in the Uefa Executive Committee election with the FAI’s chief executive gaining 48 votes to finish second behind Karl(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney congratulates Slovenia’s Aleksander Ceferin after his election to the Uefa preidency last September. Photograph:   Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

FAI chief executive John Delaney is running for a seat on Uefa’s Executive Committee (ExCo), the organisation’s board, with the Irishman one of 13 can(...)

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin speaks during a press conference after the meeting of the Uefa Executive Committee in Nyon, Switzerland. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin will insist on European teams being given 16 slots when Fifa expands the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026. Speaking at(...)

Manchester United manager José Mourinho: “It’s important for critics to  understand expansion doesn’t mean more matches.”  Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

José Mourinho has come out in favour of a 48-team World Cup finals as the prospect of that substantially expanded tournament heads closer to reality. (...)

Wayne Rooney  during an England  training session at St George’s Park in Burton-on-Trent on Thursday. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Daniel Sturridge is set to start England’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland on Friday night, with Wayne Rooney recalled in a No 10 role for a game(...)

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