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Category: European club football

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Huddersfield told by Dortmund to pay €300,000 for manager Jan Siewert

• Siewert has coached the Dortmund under-23s since 2017 • He would be making the same move as outgoing David WagnerHuddersfield Town have identified Borussia Dortmund’s second team manager, Jan Siewert, as their preferred choice to replace David Wagne…

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‘No one is allowed to rest’: Dortmund face Bayern challenge in Bundesliga

The Bundesliga restarts on Friday with Bayern Munich six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund. Can Lucien Favre’s young team keep Bayern at bay?The Bundesliga restarts after the winter break on Friday with something very unfamiliar yet extremely tan…

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Europe’s top-tier football clubs reap benefit of FFP with first overall profit

• 700 top division clubs across 55 leagues record profit of £545m• Uefa report confirms commercial dominance of Premier LeagueClubs across the top divisions of European leagues have recorded an overall profit for the first time, reversing years of loss…

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Europe’s top-tier football clubs reap benefit of FFP with first overall profit

• 700 top division clubs across 55 leagues record profit of £545m• Uefa report confirms commercial dominance of Premier LeagueClubs across the top divisions of European leagues have recorded an overall profit for the first time, reversing years of loss…

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Football transfer rumours: Emerson Palmieri to leave Chelsea for Juventus?

Today’s tittle-tattle has never known more about Derby County Not content with having a name that makes him sound like two-thirds of a 1970s London prog rock band, Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri is now the subject of interest from Juventus. A bit-p…

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Patrick Vieira’s Nice go on back foot to survive Henry’s Monaco onslaught

They occupied their own intensely involved worlds for almost two hours but, when their first taste of short-term enmity was done, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira could look one another in the eye. A draw in this Derby de la Côte d’Azur felt about righ…

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Cesc Fàbregas says he feels young again after move to Monaco

• Spanish midfielder excited by new challenge in Ligue 1• ‘I was comfortable in London but Monaco convinced me’Cesc Fàbregas says the 13 years he spent in London with Arsenal and Chelsea left him feeling “more English than Spanish”, but believes the ti…

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Juventus v Milan: Supercoppa Italiana – live!

Serie A champions meet Coppa Italia runners up in Saudi ArabiaSupercoppa controversy rages over Saudi treatment of womenEmail simon.burnton@theguardian.com Tweet @Simon_Burnton 5.05pm GMT Milan will apparently start like this: Donnarumma; Calabria, Zap…

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Football transfer rumours: Arsenal to secure James Rodríguez for £3m?

Today’s fluff is living its best lifeWith transfer guru Sven Mislintat heading for the hills, Stan Kroenke slamming shut the war chest and £350,000-a-week man Mesut Özil marooned on his sofa, Arsenal fans have gone into meltdown mode. But wait! James R…

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Henry and Vieira put aside friendship for first meeting as managers | Nick Ames

Derby on the Riviera between Henry’s Monaco and Vieira’s Nice will be special for the former Arsenal and France teammatesWhen Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira met in London over Christmas, using a short break in the Ligue 1 schedule to take coffee in t…

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‘Vooooooosh’: Iñaki Williams and a run like nobody has run before | Sid Lowe

The Athletic Bilbao forward is not a prolific scorer but, against Sevilla, his incredible sprint and finish astonished San Mamés When the ball came to Iñaki Williams and he spun, turning it sharply around Sergi Gómez and into the centre circle, a singl…

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‘All guilty’: Marseille fans spell out their anger at players, coach and club

Marseille are without a win in eight games after their dispiriting 1-1 draw at home to MonacoBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMarseille’s recent travails continued at the Vélodrome on Sunday during and after their disappointing …

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Real Betis v Real Madrid: La Liga – live!

Live updates from the 7.45pm kick-off in La LigaMadrid make the headlines for all the wrong reasons. AgainSend your emails to John here | Or tweet him @JohnBrewin_ 7.35pm GMT The last time these teams met, there were a mere eight goals. Related: Real …

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Supercoppa controversy rages over Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women

Protests over the decision to hold the Italian Super Cup in Jeddah have grown since murder of Jamal Khashoggi in OctoberWhen, early last June, the Italian football league agreed a €20m deal to play three of the next five Italian super cups in Saudi Ara…

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European roundup: PSG beat Amiens to stay unbeaten, Juventus win in cup

• PSG go 13 points clear in Ligue 1 after 3-0 away win• Juve, Milan and Lazio into Coppa Italia quarter-finalsParis Saint Germain manager Thomas Tuchel said his side’s 3-0 victory over ten-man Amiens was “deserved” as they extended their lead at the to…

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Can Franck Ribéry not have his gold-leaf steak and eat it? | Barney Ronay

The Bayern Munich forward has been vilified for his display of wealth in Dubai but that ire would be better directed at the excesses of the game rather than those who play itIn his book This One’s On Me Jimmy Greaves describes the pre-match meals of hi…

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José Mourinho breaks cover to rule himself out of Benfica managerial role

• ‘I am fine at the moment. I am not an option for Benfica’• Mourinho stays tight-lipped over Manchester United exitJosé Mourinho has spoken publicly to rule himself out of the vacant manager’s job at Benfica, but refused to make any further comment on…

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NFL kicking woes, Ellyse Perry’s brilliance and Leo Messi’s perfect pass | Classic YouTube

Also featuring Australian Open memories, Sébastien Loeb at the Dakar Rally and the joy of drones in sport1) Cody Parkey was left feeling like the loneliest man in the world after watching his last-gasp potentially game-winning field goal bounce off the…

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Football transfer rumours: Morata to Atlético? Wilson to Chelsea for £50m?

Today’s fluff wants to go out with a bangThe hum around Álvaro Morata continues. With Chelsea keen to bolster their forward line, Maurizio Sarri is said to be ready to cast Morata off into the Spanish sunset, with Atlético Madrid joining Sevilla in the…

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Manolo Gabbiadini to move from Southampton to Sampdoria for £10.8m

• Striker returns to Italy after unhappy spell at St Mary’s• Gabbiadini made explosive start at SouthamptonManolo Gabbiadini has agreed to rejoin Sampdoria for €12m (£10.8m) and so end an unhappy spell at Southampton. The 27-year-old striker will fly t…