Patrick O’Connell managed both FC Barcelona and Real Betis, and is still referred to there as ‘Don Patricio’ O’Connell.

Some women are romanced with flowers or chocolates, but when I met Mike, the man that would become my husband, I was beguiled by tales of the grandfat(...)

Fifa has asked the Italian Football Federation  to investigate comments made by Carlo Tavecchio, the favourite to become its next president. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Fifa has asked the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to investigate comments made by Carlo Tavecchio, the favourite to become its next president, in(...)