Ralf Rangnick

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New Southampton  manager Ralph Hasenhüttl during his first press conference at the Staplewood campus  in Southampton, England. Photograph:   Matt Watson

Ever since Ralph Hasenhüttl made his debut as a gangly teenage striker for his hometown club Grazer, Southampton’s new manager has forged a career out(...)

 Odsonne Edouard scores  Celtic’s second goals past Yvon Mvogo of RB Leipzig during the Europa League Group B match at Celtic Park. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Odsonne Edouard gave Celtic a massive Europa League boost with a dramatic winning goal in the 2-1 victory over RB Leipzig at Parkhead. Brendan Rodger(...)

RB Leipzig’s Bruma scores their second goal during the Europa League group B match against Celtic  at the Red Bull Arena. Photograph:  Robert Michael/AFP/Getty Images

RB Leipzig 2 Celtic 0 Celtic’s Europa League hopes took another bruising in a 2-0 defeat by RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena. A makeshift Hoops side(...)

Arsène Wenger: Match-going Arsenal fans,  paying  the top prices of any club in the world, have increasingly felt ripped off in recent years. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

“To thine own self be true” is a cliché that has become a kind of universally-accepted truth, even though the character in Hamlet who actually says it(...)

RB Leipzig’s Guinean midfielder Naby Keita in action during the  Bundesliga match against  Schalke on Saturday. Photograph: Robert Michael/AFP

RB Leipzig will not allow midfielder Naby Keita to join Liverpool this month, the Bundesliga club’s sports director Ralf Rangnick has announced. The(...)

Adam Lallana: “Hopefully he will do well enough to get the job on a permanent basis.” Photograph:  Dave Howarth/PA

Adam Lallana has urged the English Football Association to formalise Gareth Southgate’s appointment as England’s full-time manager so the team can be(...)

Jannik Vestergaard of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim celebrates a goal during the Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim. Photo:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

The last leg of the journey to Hoffenheim provides a pretty clear early indication that you are going to a different type of Bundesliga club. Mannh(...)

 Ralf Rangnick: “He had a new approach to the game; not in a way radically new, it was already taught to coaches, coaches like me, through the coaching manuals. But to people outside, to the other coaches at my club or the people who just watched the games, it was totally alien to them.”

Like thousands of others with a love of the game, Uli Hesse, whose book, Tor, charts the history of the German game, drifted into coaching a kids’ tea(...)