UK football news: Jose Mourinho was facing the prospect of going to Old Trafford for the Super Sunday game without two of his three front-line strikers – leaving Didier Drogba, who has only just returned from an ankle problem, to lead the line. Diego Costa has missed the last two games with a hamstring problem […]

 

UK football news: The Premier League leaders confirmed Gourlay is leaving to pursue “new business opportunities”, and that chairman Bruce Buck and director Marina Granovskaia will cover his role until a new CEO is appointed. Gourlay previously worked at Manchester United and sportswear manufacturer Umbro and has spent the last five years as Chelsea’s CEO, and […]

 

UK football news: The 27-year-old Belgium international has been a regular since signing from Ajax in 2012 but found himself relegated to the substitutes’ bench against Manchester City on Saturday – eventually coming on with 20 minutes of a 4-1 defeat remaining. Despite picking Younes Kaboul and Federico Fazio ahead of Vertonghen at Etihad Stadium, […]

 

UK football news: In the book ‘The Second Half’, Keane criticised his former boss at Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, as well as a number of his Old Trafford teammates. But ex-Reds skipper Robson has blasted the 44-year-old by saying ‘he is only doing it for the money.’ The 57-year-old, who is attending the Soccerex […]

 

UK football news: A promising start to a new era at White Hart Lane, which delivered four successive victories in Premier League and Europa League competition, has been followed by a run of two wins in nine. Spurs have dropped to ninth in the domestic standings as a result, with a 4-1 defeat at Manchester […]

 

UK football news: The Ivorian striker returned to Stamford Bridge over the summer as a free agent, two years after bringing a previous eight-year stint to a close. Now 36 years of age, Drogba is no longer the leading man he was when Jose Mourinho first brought him to west London in 2004. He still […]

 

UK football news: The French midfielder has become something of a forgotten man at St James’ Park, with his struggles with form and fitness mirroring those of his Premier League employers. The 25-year-old has continued to give his all in training, though, and has been able to force his way back into Alan Pardew’s thoughts […]

 

UK football news: Meulensteen, who coached at United for 12 years under Sir Alex Ferguson, says he has seen his former side improve after a difficult start, thanks in part to the versatility of manager Louis van Gaal. But the 50-year-old, who briefly managed Fulham last season, insists there are still frailties in the defence […]

 

UK football news: West Ham entertain champions Manchester City this weekend – and Allardyce says they have a real chance of upsetting the odds. Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia have both been in fine form – the former scoring six goals in seven appearances – as West Ham sit in fourth place after eight games. […]

 

UK football news: The Belgian defender was added to the youth ranks at the Etihad Stadium in 2013, signing a contract through to 2016. City spotted his potential early, with the 19-year-old being tipped for a bright future in the game. His efforts at Celtic have helped to further his development with important competitive minutes, […]