Roger Schmidt

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Jim McGuinness has been named head coach of USL side Charlotte Independence on a three-year contract. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The former Donegal senior football team manager Jim McGuinness has been appointed as head coach of the Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer Lea(...)

Jim McGuinness pictured at a Beijing Guoan training session with head coach Roger Schmidt.

Jim McGuinness has ended his stay with Chinese Premier League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan and is looking to continue his coaching career back in Europe(...)

Beijing Guoan: Workers’ Stadium, the club’s ground. Photograph: Sino/Getty

In the elegant Chao Hotel on the hippest side of Beijing’s Sanlitun district, decorated with the bleached woods and downlighting of a contemporary art(...)

Roscommon celebrate as Niall Kilroy lifts the Nestor Cup following their victory over Galway in the Connacht final at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

On Sunday evening, we played Shanghai. Arriving in the city was a mind-blowing experience. I’m still trying to get my head around the population here (...)

Fans of Beijing Guoan display a ‘Green Invasion’ flag during a match against Chongcing Lifan FC in 2015. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Although Jim McGuinness’s new club Beijing Guoan have not yet splashed the big cash on players like Jackson Martinez and Oscar, there is a feeling tha(...)

Former Donegal senior football manager Jim McGuinness has accepted a position as assistant coach with Chinese club Beijing Sinobo Guoan. He was offer(...)

Bayer Leverkusen’s Kevin Kampl scores against Tottenham Hotspur during the  Champions League Group E game at  Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters/Livepic

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Bayer Leverkusen 1 When Charles Aránguiz struck for goal midway through the second half everything seemed to lapse into slow-moti(...)

 Arturo Vidal watches on as Saul Niguez scores Atlético Madrid’s winner against Bayern Munich. Photograph: Getty

Now that we are all living in a Leicester City world, it is hard to watch the Champions League without wondering how its snazziest participants will c(...)

Referee Felix Zwayer asked Leverkusen’s coach Roger Schmidt to leave the field. Photograph: Reuters

The match between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund came to an extraordinary halt on Sunday after Roger Schmidt, the Leverkusen manager, refused (...)

The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)