Former Southampton manager Mark Hughes, who  was sacked on Monday morning. His long-serving assistants, Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki, have also left the club. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Southampton have identified the former RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhüttl as the club’s preferred choice to replace Mark Hughes, who was sacked on Mo(...)

 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane  during his team’s defeat on Tuesday night to Espanyol in Catalonia. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane claimed his team did not deserve to be beaten by a stoppage-time goal from Espanyol at RCDE Stadium. A much-ch(...)

 Barcelona’s Gerard Pique celebrates scoring against Espanyol. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

They were seven minutes away when Gerard Piqué appeared before them, a finger on his lips in the rain. “It was symbolic,” he said, and he made sure of(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will sign a new contract next week, according to FAI chief executive John Delaney. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

John Delaney says that Martin O’Neill will sign his new contract as Republic of Ireland manager within the week and the FAI’s chief executive is confi(...)

New Stoke City manager Paul Lambert speaks during a press conference on Tuesday.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Paul Lambert has stressed it did not matter to him if he was “15th or 50th choice” to become Stoke’s new manager as he expressed his delight at landin(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill : “Painful series of bad home performances ended in the disaster of the playoff against Denmark, which was, quite simply, one of the worst defeats in the history of Irish football.” Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

So it seems that Martin O’Neill will be staying on as Ireland manager, at least until the next job offer from a mediocre English club arrives to test (...)

 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill  during the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers Association of Ireland Awards at The Conrad Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Martin O’Neill’s future has been resolved with the 65 year-old set to stay in the Ireland job after having failed to agree terms with Stoke City to su(...)

Neither O’Neill nor Stoke responded to attempts to contact them on Sunday while the FAI would not comment on the situation.

Martin O’Neill’s future is still up in the air with the 65-year-old still believed to be in a strong position to land the Stoke City job. But as of Su(...)

Martin O’Neill with FAI CEO John Delaney. Both sides should decide if the current relationship is to continue. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

After last November’s derby defeat a seething Manchester United fan glowered from under his hood and delivered, right outside Old Trafford and on came(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, during the Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland Awards 2017. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Towards the end of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, the Roman general of the title tells Goth queen Tamora that the pie she had just eaten contained th(...)

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