Dundalk manager Filippo Giovagnoli: ‘Mikel Arteta and the style that he wants to implement with Arsenal is completely an inspiration for us.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Europa League - Group B: Arsenal v Dundalk, Emirates Stadium, 8.0 - Live on Virgin Media Two and BT Sport 2 Having made clear he reckons there is les(...)

New Dundalk manager Filippo Giovagnoli. Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

On early evidence, there’s more than a touch of the Trapattonis about Dundalk’s new manager, Filippo Giovagnoli. It seems to have been much the same s(...)

New Dundalk manager Filippo Giovagnoli. Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Newly installed Dundalk manager Filippo Giovagnoli says the instructions from club chairman Bill Hulsizer were crystal clear as he was handed the job:(...)

John Gill has confirmed his Dundalk exit. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

John Gill has confirmed his departure from Dundalk with the Dubliner, who worked closely with Vinny Perth last season as the club won the League, Leag(...)

Dundalk are without a manager following the exit of Vinny Perth. Photograph: Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

In what appears to be a bizarre twist to the increasingly strange story of Dundalk’s latest title defence, Filippo Giovagnoli is expected to take firs(...)

 Luis Suarez  celebrates after scoring Barcelona’s third goal during the La Liga match against  Espanyol at Camp Nou. Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Barcelona closed in on the La Liga title by thrashing local rivals Espanyol 5-0 on Sunday as Atletico Madrid dropped out of the race after losing 2-1 (...)

Gary Neville’s torrid time in charge of Valencia continued as they were beaten 1-0 by bottom of the league Levante. Photograph: Epa

Gary Neville’s miserable run in charge of Valencia continued as a second half goal by former Manchester United team-mate Giuseppe Rossi condemned his (...)

Italy’s Riccardo Montolivo  receives medical attention after breaking his leg at Craven Cottage last night. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Inevitably, the broken leg suffered by midfielder, Riccardo Montolivo, tended to overshadow all other Italian reaction to last night’s 0-0 friendly dr(...)

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli (right) speaks to his players during a training session in Coverciano, Florence, Italy. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’Innocenti / EPA

Italian coach Cesare Prandelli is totally concentrated on Italy’s opening World Cup Group D game against England in Manaus on June 14th. So much so t(...)