Ron Atkinson

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Everton’s Richarlison scoring with an   overhead kick against Manchester United at  Goodison Park, Liverpool. Photograph:  Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

For those with long memories the irony inherent in Richarlison’s marvellous opening goal for Everton against Manchester United was the way his overhea(...)

Manchester United youth team coach Eric Harrison is pictured with teenage prodigies Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Gary Neville, brother Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Terry Cooke in 1992. Photo: Staff/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

Alex Ferguson hailed Eric Harrison as one of the “greatest coaches of our time” after the former youth team boss and mentor to the much-vaunted Class (...)

Ray Wilkins is shown on the big screen at Stamford Bridge ahead of Chelsea’s game against Tottenham last weekend. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty

In the eyes of all who watched him captaining Chelsea at the age of 18, Ray Wilkins was a golden boy of English football. To an instinctive vision of (...)

Zlatan Ibrahmiovic celebrates with one of 7,000 travelling Manchester United fans after his late winner at Blackburn. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Blackburn Rovers 1 Manchester United 2 There was a point in this match when Manchester United, the holders and 11-time winners, were threatened with (...)

Steve Walters, right, in action for Crewe Alexandra against York City in 1993. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/PA Images

It was May, 1988, when a prodigiously talented teenager by the name of Steve Walters became the youngest player in the history of Crewe Alexandra, at (...)

“I can’t remember ever any manager telling me ‘This is the way to play for a draw’,” said Scotland boss Gordon Strachan.

No world class players. Just good, good players. Gordon Strachan, a familiar face and voice in his role as television analyst, enters the Lansdowne Ro(...)

Wayne Rooney is expected to be available for Manchester United’s match against West Brom on Saturday.  Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Louis van Gaal has claimed that last summer’s preseason tour of America is a prime factor in Manchester United trailing Chelsea in the league.His team(...)

Gordon Strachan, pictured here during a training session near Glasgow this week, has revitalised the Scotland team.  Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

A little truck stuffed with goalposts and dirty footballs pulled away from lush grass in front of the stately hotel on the banks of the Clyde on Monda(...)

Eamon Dunphy apologised for swearing live on air during the World Cup analysis on RTÉ. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy has apologised for his expletive-laden outburst on RTÉ Television last night, but said it could have been worse. His use of(...)

Atletico’s coach Diego “Cholo” Simeone ponders a question at a recent Champions League final news conference. “It’s hard for me to interact with players who don’t give themselves completely. The weak don’t interest me.”

Last Saturday evening at the Camp Nou Barcelona surrendered its Spanish league title following a head-to-head encounter with Atlético Madrid. Seconds (...)

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