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Pat Jennings: He [Pochettino] has a great team around him and with the chairman they’ve done an unbelievable job. Hopefully we can push on – win the Champions League, get top four.”  Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Pat Jennings is in his Tottenham Hotspur tracksuit. He is walking in from training. It is a Friday morning and he has just had his weekly session with(...)

Mauricio Pochettino celebrates after the Uefa  Champions League quarter-final second leg  between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola is emphatic he will never change Manchester City’s attack-first style, despite his team being knocked out of the Champions League in a d(...)

Spurs  manager Mauricio Pochettino: “The problem is you want to put Tottenham in a level when they are still not there”

Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that he might have won a trophy at Tottenham by now had the club not been forced to move away from White Hart Lane a(...)

Former Republic of Ireland internationals Kevin Sheedy  and Tony Galvin at  a Euro88 Republic of Ireland squad reception at the Mansion House in Dublin. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Famously the only member of the Ireland squad at Euro ’88 with a fluent command of Russian, a stint at Britain’s GCHQ was amongst the career options T(...)

Graeme Souness: “You don’t get to 64 years old and not want to change something. I made a few mistakes.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Archie Gemmill called you “a chocolate soldier”. “He did.” As in, if you were chocolate, you’d eat yourself? “Yes.” Were you offended by that? “N(...)

Toby Alderweireld and Kyle Walker celebrate after Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Manchester United in the final fixture at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Manchester United 1 As farewells go, it was precisely the kind of send-off that Tottenham Hotspur must have craved bar that one s(...)

Football pundit John Giles on RTE. Screengrab: RTÉ

Football pundit John Giles “represented the best of the game, in its roots, in its performance,” President Michael D Higgins said on Monday. The Pr(...)

Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring on his England debut in the friendly international against Australia at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. Photograph: Ed Sykes/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

England 2 Australia 0 For Marcus Rashford, it was another occasion to add to his increasingly impressive portfolio of outstanding moments. Rashford h(...)

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce played Adam Johnson 28 times after his initial arrest for having sexual activity with a child. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images.

Sam Allardyce was once sacked from a prison cell. It was back in 1996 when Allardyce was in charge of Blackpool at the beginning of his managerial ca(...)

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has been criticised for not adding to his squad by former players. It has now been 12 years since he won the English Premier League title with the London club. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters.

As Claudio Ranieri contemplated the next stage of the title race, the manager of the most implausible challengers in the English Premier League era ma(...)

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