Manchester City’s Catalan manager Pep Guardiola is aiming for a historic quadruple. Photograph: Getty Images

The history of the quadruple in England is a short one. No one has achieved it, indifference to the League Cup being a frequent and early stumbling bl(...)

United’s Alex Ferguson and Kenny Dalglish of Liverpool  during a  league match at Anfield on October 15th, 2011. Photograph:  Getty Images

When Manchester United and Liverpool walk out at Old Trafford on Sunday, it will be to the soundtrack of This Is The One. The Stone Roses released th(...)

Stoke gave Ireland a six-month deal in the summer when his four-year €16m contract expired, and another one in December to take him through to the season's end.

It could just be the latest brainwave of the competition’s marketing department – you know how they are always trying to breathe new life into the FA (...)

 Claude Puel is Leicester’s new manager, the Premier League club have announced. Photograph: PA

Claude Puel has been confirmed as Craig Shakespeare’s successor as Leicester’s new manager, the Premier League club have announced. The former defens(...)

Istanbul bonded Rafa Benitez to Liverpool FC, and his activity with the Hillsborough Family Support Group bonded him to the city. Photograph: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

The telephone rang in Freddy Shepherd’s holiday villa in Majorca. It was late July 2004 and Shepherd, the Newcastle United chairman, was about to part(...)

 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after the victory over Leicester City. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

For Jurgen Klopp, watching Liverpool try to defend over the last couple of weeks must be a bit like being held captive by a sadist who has strapped yo(...)

Stephen Ireland of Ireland celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2008 qualifier against Wales at Croke Park. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

He is injured, of course, so the question does not really arise but just for the sake argument, how many more than 39 players would Martin O’Neill hav(...)

Emmanuel Adebayor can provide the goals Crystal Palace are in need of. Photograph: Getty

A warm welcome back to the Premier League for Emmanuel Adebayor, a player who splits opinions even as he joins a new club. “We have just signed a wor(...)

Tim Sherwood attempts to kick the match ball during his last game in charge of Aston Villa, against Swansea at Villa Park in the English Premier League, before being sacked by club owner Randy Lerner. Villa lost the match 1-2. Photograph: Scott Heavey/PA.

May Day 2010. Aston Villa awake this morning lying fifth in the Premier League. Villa are level on points with Tottenham, who are fourth. The goal (...)

Steven Gerrard’s greatest moment for Liverpool, when he spearheaded the so-called Miracle of Istanbul to claim the club’s fifth European Cup. Photograph: Phil Noble/PA Wire.

Of the 14 questions put to Brendan Rodgers yesterday about Steven Gerrard’s leaving of Liverpool, six related to his mooted return. A pensioner, luck(...)

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