Johan Cruyff

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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(...)

The Borg-Warner Trophy

1 Borg Warner Trophy Awarded to the winner of the Indianapolis 500, the trophy – made of sterling silver – stands 1.63m tall and weights in at 69kg. (...)

Republic of Ireland head coach Vera Pauw and assistant coach Eileen Gleeson stand for the anthems ahead of the  Uefa Women’s European Championship qualifier against Greece in  Panionios, Athens. Photograph: Greg Hellas/Inpho

Vera Pauw has made an impact everywhere she goes. The former Dutch player and current Irish manager ensures that not only does her team put on an exce(...)

Samoa’s Kane Le’Aupepe  and Chris Vui  tackle Ireland’s Keith Earls  during the  Rugby World Cup Pool A match at  the Hakatanomori Stadium in Fukuoka. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

How should rugby be played? The answer depends in what part of the world or what part of the country you are reading this. But should it? Should we I(...)

George Best: produced an outstanding display to help Northern Ireland to a famous 2-2 draw in Rotterdam against a gifted Netherlands side. Photograph: Getty Images

You’ve got to love Danny Blanchflower. You have really got to love Danny Blanchflower. When it was all over, when the four goals had been scored and (...)

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus appeals to the match referee Michael Oliver after his goal is ruled out by VAR. Photograph: PA

Football remains a magnificently capricious sport. You can crush its competitiveness with a self-perpetuating structure that leads to a radically uneq(...)

Donny van de Beek scores Ajax’s early opener against Spurs. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty

With 15 minutes gone at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium there was a moment where the air seemed to disappear out of the ground, sucked up past the roofl(...)

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(...)

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