Johan Cruyff

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Billy Lee onboard Miss Amulet (centre) come home to win the Arqana Irish EBF Marwell Stakes at Naas back in August. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Ken Condon-trained Miss Amulet has a rare Group One ‘rags-to-riches’ outcome in her sights at Newmarket on Saturday. Bought for just €7,500 as a (...)

Wolves attacker Adama Traore after scoring against Manchester City at Molineux last December. File photograph: Getty Images

When Pep Guardiola was a little boy growing up in Santpedor in Catalunya, they warned darkly of such things. There would come, they said, an opponen(...)

Street artwork in Barcelona depicting Lionel Messi as Argentinian revolutionary  Che Guevara. Photograph: Pau Barrena/Getty Images

Six days after Lionel Messi told Barcelona he wanted out, the exit process is bogged down in legal claim and counter-claim. Yesterday, La Liga annou(...)

Barcelona’s new Dutch coach Ronald Koeman removes his facemask during his official presentation at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on Wednesday. Photograph: Josep Lago /AFP via Getty Images)

“If nothing goes awry, the new manager will be Ronald Koeman, ” Barcelona’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, said, and this time at least nothing did (...)

A new mural of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson holding the Premier League trophy, not all fans though felt he was deserving of his player of the year award though. File photograph: Getty Images

Captain fantastic It would be accurate to say that the Football Writers Association’s choice of Jordan Henderson as their player of the year wasn’t m(...)

Barcelona manager Quique Setien talks to his team in a break during their draw with Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou in Catalonia. Photograph: Getty Images

Leo Messi was the first off the pitch, heading down the tunnel alone as Barcelona’s anthem began echoing around a stadium as vacant as the look in the(...)

 Johan Cruyff in action for Barcelona in 1975. Photograph: PA

On March 24th, 2016, world football lost one of its richest talents. Johan Cruyff stepped out of Pele’s shadow to assume greatness during the early 1(...)

Portland Timbers  supporters unveil a flag in tribute  to their former player Jimmy Conway ahead of the game against  the Vancouver Whitecaps at Providence Park in Portland last Saturday. Photograph: Diego Diaz/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A scroll through a newspaper archive unearths a black and white photograph from the hirsute 70s heyday of the North American Soccer League. In it, the(...)

FC Barcelona have sacked head coach Ernesto Valverde, and will replace him with Quique Setien. Photograph: EPA

Quique Setien was named as Barcelona’s new manager late on Monday, tasked with the job of restoring the club’s iconic passing style, but the appointme(...)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: ‘I’ve admired Pep’s team; they have raised the bar so much since Pep came.’ Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty

Pep Guardiola has said he would rather live in the Maldives or play golf than manage Manchester United even if it were the only job on offer. Asked w(...)

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