Tito Vilanova

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FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi  reserves the “first minutes” of each match for interpretation, says coach Ernesto Valverde, ignoring the ball and taking a reconnaissance walk around the opposition defence, fixing each man’s position in his head before trying to capitalise later in the game on perceived weaknesses.  Photograph: Rodrigo Jimenez?EPA

A little man in a baseball cap, sitting high in his luxury crossover SUV, drives into the players’ parking lot at FC Barcelona’s closed training groun(...)

New Manchester United manager  Jose Mourinho was welcomed by Bobby Charlton on a tour of the the club’s Carrington training complex. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Bobby Charlton appears to have put past reservations about Jose Mourinho becoming Manchester United manager behind him after welcoming the Portuguese(...)

Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique speaks after paying tribute to late Dutch football star Johan Cruyff in a special condolence area set up at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona on March 29, 2016.Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers of all time who dazzled with his artistry, died on March 24, 2016 at the age of 68 after losing a battle with lung cancer, prompting an avalanche of tributes from around the sports world. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images

History beckons for Luis Enrique. In only his second season in the big seat at FC Barcelona, he’s already a shoo-in to retain the Spanish league title(...)

Barcelona’s Turkish midfielder Arda Turan  scores his side’s sixth goal with an overhead kick in the Primera Division match against Getafe at the Nou Camp. Photograph:  Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Barcelona 6 Getafe 0 Lionel Messi scored and provided three assists as Barcelona equalled a club record of 12 consecutive league wins by thrashing st(...)

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea are not at the top because of an easy run, they are there because their rounded squad has been improved due to  astute buys by a  superb manager.

On August 16th Alexis Sanchez, all €40 million of him, made his Arsenal debut in a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Twelve weeks later, the man who bo(...)

 Vicente del Bosque  celebrates as he lifts the World Cup with his team during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11th, 2010. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Vicente del Bosque is inscrutable. It’s difficult to know what goes on behind that flowerbox moustache he sports. He never betrays emotion during a ga(...)

FC Barcelona’s new coach Luis Enrique Martinez (centre) poses with his staff Juan Carlos Unzue (second left), Robert Moreno (second right), Rafael Pol (right) and Joaquin Valdes (left), after signing a two-year contract. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Luis Enrique has set his sights on building a new Barcelona empire. The new Nou Camp head coach put pen to paper on his two-year deal this afternoon (...)

 Getafe players congratulate Angel Lafita after his last-minute goal earned them a draw against   Barcelona  at the Nou Camp  stadium. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Barcelona 2 Getafe 2: Barcelona were left facing their first season without any major silverware in six years after they conceded in the second minute(...)

Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid scores his second goal   with a header past goalkeeper Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer  during the Uefa Champions League semi-final second leg match at Allianz Arena. Photograph: Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich 0 Real Madrid 4 (Real Madrid win 5-0 on agg): Real Madrid moved a s(...)

 Barcelona players  attend the funeral ceremony for Francesc ‘Tito’ Vilanova at Barcelona’s Cathedral on Monday evening. Photograph: Toni Albir/EPA

Barcelona bade an emotional farewell to Tito Vilanova at the funeral of their former coach on Monday night. The entire first-team squad a(...)

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