Van Gaal's job likely on the line

Dec 26, 2015

Van Gaal's job likely on the line

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is at risk of a knockout punch as his side visits Stoke City in the weightiest match of the Premier League’s jam-packed Saturday program. The 64-year-old Dutchman is reportedly one or two bad results away from being fired ...

Okazaki stars for Leicester

Dec 20, 2015

Okazaki stars for Leicester

Shinji Okazaki won a penalty and scored the winner in Leicester’s 3-2 win at Everton on Saturday. The victory means the Foxes head into Christmas at the top of the English Premier League table. “I had the desire to score today and am relieved ...

Hiddink returns to Chelsea for remainder of season

Dec 20, 2015

Hiddink returns to Chelsea for remainder of season

Guus Hiddink returned to Chelsea for a second spell as manager on Saturday, hired until the end of the season with the tough task of turning round the struggling Premier League champions following Jose Mourinho’s firing. As Chelsea beat Sunderland 3-1 under the temporary ...

Dec 19, 2015

Mourinho staying in London

Jose Mourinho will remain in London despite being fired by Chelsea on Thursday, according to the agency which represents him. The 52-year-old Portuguese says he is eager to get back into management, but in the meantime will be helping “friends” in the cut-throat business ...

Hiddink confirms talks over Chelsea job

Dec 19, 2015

Hiddink confirms talks over Chelsea job

Guus Hiddink confirmed on Friday that he is in talks to take over as Chelsea interim manager following Jose Mourinho’s firing. Hiddink is Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s top choice to replace Mourinho on a caretaker basis until the end of the season while he ...

Chelsea fires Mourinho over discord with players

Dec 18, 2015

Chelsea fires Mourinho over discord with players

Jose Mourinho’s “palpable discord” with Chelsea players forced the club to abruptly end his second spell as manager on Thursday with the team languishing just above the relegation zone only seven months after winning the Premier League. Mourinho’s departure came 2½ years after his ...