There is a story Joan Laporta tells of the day he called Pep Guardiola to his office and told him he was going to be the new manager of Barcelona, to which Guardiola replied: “You haven’t got the balls.” If there is one thing Barça’s former president never lacked it is balls and yet he does not see it like that, even though José Mourinho wanted the job.
The central figure in the Europa League final will be the man who is most profoundly absent: Johan Cruyff.
Today marks the twentieth anniversary of Arsene Wenger's unveiling as Arsenal manager. We take a look at his first Arsenal line-up from 1996.
Jamoe Vardy's second goal in the space of four days wasn't enough to stop England losing 2-1 to the Netherlands at Wembley.
Supporters of Holland and France paid tribute to Johan Cruyff at their international friendly in Amsterdam on Friday.
“Johan Cruyff was not scared of anything,” Txiki Begiristain recalls.
Johan Cruyff was one of the greatest footballers of all time, achieving high acclaim for his conduct both on and off the field.
Johan Cruyff, who has died aged 68 of cancer, once said his qualities as a footballer were undetectable by a computer.
If Jose Mourinho was in any doubt that the knives are out for him, now two huge names in world football have rounded on the beleaguered Chelsea manager.
Ronald Koeman has entered the 'best player of all-time' debate, opting for Argentine Lionel Messi.