Johan Cruyff

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Ronald Koeman while coach of Benfica, with the late Johann Cruyff in Barcelona in 2006. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Long before he was sacked, a criticism of Ronald Koeman at Everton was that he seemed to regard the club as a stepping stone. “He called us Everton, h(...)

Pep Guardiola: “I don’t know if we are able to compete. We are still in the process of growing.” Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Pep Guardiola admits he does not know if Manchester City can win the Champions League as his side are still in the “process of growing”. The manager(...)

Justin Kluivert, David Neres and Bertrand Traore of Ajax celebrate the 4-1 win over Lyon. Photograph: Getty Images

It is a cold Thursday morning at Ajax’s De Toekomst complex, where the canteen doubles as a trophy room, the sheer weight of football knowledge can be(...)

Barcelona’s head coach Luis Enrique could still lead the team to a league and Cup double this season. Photograph: PA

At the press conference before Barcelona’s match with Sporting Gijón on Wednesday Luis Enrique was asked if he felt tired, worn out by the demands of (...)

If Andres Iniesta had spent his career in teams that required him to run 50 metres on a regular basis, most of us would never have heard of him. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

In Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football (2000), author David Winner meets the photographer Hans van der Meer, who was known in the (...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo won his fourth Ballon d’Or on Monday. Photo: Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo crowned a memorable year by being named the world’s best player for a fourth time when he won the 2016 Ballon d’Or on Monday night. (...)

Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from professional football after an 18-year career with Liverpool and Los Angeles Galaxy. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA

Jürgen Klopp has appealed for Steven Gerrard to be given time to consider the next step in his career while admitting he is “pretty sure” Liverpool’s (...)

 East Kilbride captain Barry Russell celebrates with the players and staff with beer presented by Ajax club officials after winning the 27th consecutive game against BSC Glasgow FC. Photo: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Ajax have presented East Kilbride with 27 crates of beer after the Scottish Lowland League team surpassed the Dutch club’s world record for consecutiv(...)

Scottish Lowland League side East Kilbride are set to break the wins record set by the Ajax team of Johan Cruyff. Photo: Getty Images

Perhaps Scotland’s football focus this weekend should not be on Celtic or Rangers. Rather, it should be on the semi-professionals at East Kilbride, as(...)

Four-time African footballer of the year Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast has announced his retirement from international football. Photograph: Getty Images

Yaya Toure’s agent became embroiled in an extraordinary war of words with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Tuesday. Guardiola has said the mi(...)

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