Tony Xia

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 Thierry Henry is being tipped to replace Steve Bruce as Aston Villa manager. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Steve Bruce is scheduled to meet Aston Villa’s new owners on Wednesday when he should discover if they are minded to back him or sack him. As specula(...)

Oscar’s team-mate at Shanghai SIPG is compatriot Hulk, who had already broken the Chinese transfer record with his €49 million fee. Photograph:  VCG via Getty Images

In the stands at the Shanghai Stadium, the SIPG fans will hail Brazilian midfielder Oscar’s arrival with roars of “We are red!” sung in English, and c(...)

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the UEFA Champions League  . Photo  : Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

An obscure Chinese investor buys an unfashionable Premier League football club and promises to transform their prospects, making them big in China by (...)

 Aston Villa CEO Keith Wyness (right) and new manager Roberto Di Matteo at a news conference in Beijing, China. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

The situation at Aston Villa was so wretched following their recent relegation that Roberto Di Matteo has admitted he felt the need to demolish the e(...)

Roberto Di Matteo has been appointed as Aston Villa’s new manager, according to reports. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Roberto Di Matteo has been appointed as Aston Villa’s new manager, according to reports. The club are set to make an official announcement on Friday w(...)