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Mourinho finally arrives at Inter, but will Lampard follow?

June 2, 2008

Jose Mourinho

The worst kept secret in football has finally been made public – Jose Mourinho is Inter Milan’s new coach.

Ten Cate’s sacking could be blessing for Barcelona

May 30, 2008

Ten Cate holds the European CupHenk Ten Cate’s sacking by Chelsea won’t make the headlines that greeted the departures of Jose Mourinho and Avram Grant, but it could be significant in Spain as well as in England.

Forget Mourinho, it’s time for an Italian job at Chelsea

May 26, 2008

Deja vu?After sacking Avram Grant following the club’s first Champions League final, nothing at Chelsea should surprise us.

Chelsea sack Avram Grant — your views

May 24, 2008

A drenched Avram Grant leaves the pitchChelsea have acted quickly and some might say ruthlessly to their Champions League final defeat by Manchester United, opting on Saturday to sack Avram Grant.

Friday afternoon question: Is this the end of a Chelsea era?

May 23, 2008

Even costlier miss?

The futures of coach Avram Grant and several Chelsea players are uncertain following their Champions League final defeat by Manchester United. But how many will leave?

Vlog on the pitch – why do English players slip taking penalties?

May 22, 2008

David Beckham slipped and missed a key penalty for England against Portugal at Euro 2004 and now John Terry’s loss of footing has handed the Champions League to Manchester United.

United’s Champions League victory — your views

May 21, 2008

Van der Sar celebrates

A little after half past one on a rainy night in Moscow, Edwin van der Sar leapt to his right to save the 14th penalty of a nerve-shredding shoot-out and clinch victory for Manchester United in the Champions League final against Chelsea.

A grey day in Moscow

May 21, 2008

Manchester United dolls on saleMoscow might have developed into a shiny new example of capitalist consumerism but the 50,000 English fans arriving on Wednesday for the Champions League final were given a flashback to how the city looked under the greyest days of Communism.

Should United sell Ronaldo after Champions League final?

May 21, 2008

Cristiano RonaldoThe speculation in Spanish newspapers in the build-up to the Champions League final is all about Cristiano Ronaldo and the chances of him signing for Real Madrid next season (see Marca, for example).

Wheel comes full circle from Molineux to Moscow

May 21, 2008

Giant final ball

I was standing by the side of the M1 in front of my broken-down Morris 1100 on a hot afternoon in May 1972 with only one thought in my mind. And it wasn’t how to get my car fixed.