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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(...)

Pep Guardiola: is on the cusp of winning a seventh league title in three countries. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Thursday morning, Manchester City: as he surveyed the shock and awe, the red mist and the critical hiss from the previous evening in Liverpool – plus (...)

Ronald Koeman while coach of Benfica, with the late Johann Cruyff in Barcelona in 2006. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Long before he was sacked, a criticism of Ronald Koeman at Everton was that he seemed to regard the club as a stepping stone. “He called us Everton, h(...)

The season kicked off with a goal fest between Arsenal and Leicester. Photograph: Getty Images

Even before the Premier League got round to the traditional kick-off time, 13 goals had been scored in two games. A total of 31 goals were scored over(...)

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez celebrates his scoring his side’s seventh goal against Celtic. The last time Barcelona failed to reach the Champions League quarter-finals was 10 seasons ago. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Not one club has successfully defended the Champions League title – or European Cup – since AC Milan defeated Benfica in Vienna in 1990 to retain the (...)

West Germany 1972 What do you get if you cross Total Football with tiki-taka? Ramba Zamba fussball, the name given to the colourful, vibrant style (...)

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho will renew their rivalry in Manchester next season. Photograph: Getty Images

Eric Cantona turned 50 on Tuesday and is still doing what he has always done best: playing the part of Eric Cantona to a tee. For Manchester United fa(...)

Kim Vilfort of Denmark is mobbed by team-mates after scoring the second and winning goal during the Euro 1992 final against Germany. Photograph: Getty

Euro 1992: Denmark 2 Germany 0 June 26th, 1992 Long before Greece would shock Europe and win Euro 2004, Denmark defied the odds in Sweden despite a (...)

Marco van Basten volleys home the Netherlands’ second goal during the Euro 1988 final against the Soviet Union. Photo: Getty Images

Euro 1988: Soviet Union 0 Netherlands 2 June 25th, 1988 It was the final of Euro 1988 and the Olympiastadion in Berlin was the venue. Confusion w(...)

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