October 13 – Manchester United and England legend, and Salford City co-owner Paul Scholes, has been appointed interim head coach of the League Two club after the dismissal of manager Graham Alexander.
October 12 – Heavyweights Portugal and France lost their perfect records in this season’s Nations League after playing out an underwhelming 0-0 draw against each other on Sunday, while Belgium saw its 13-match unbeaten run ended by a 2-1 defeat against England.
October 8 – More than 200 national association members of FIFA have signed up for the Arsene Wenger-led Talent Development Programme.
October 7 – Les Reed will leave his post as technical director of the English Football Association at the end of the year, the governing body has announced.
October 6 – The transfer window may have slammed shut but the biggest deal of all could involve a possible new manager at Manchester United.
By Andrew Warshaw
October 5 – It was, as one national newspaper put it, the day football went crazy. What a shame there were no fans to see it live.
October 2 – AC Milan, the fallen giants of European football, needed a nerve-wracking 24-penalty shootout against unheralded Portugal side Rio Ave on Thursday to squeeze into the Europa League group stage.
October 2 – Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has been named UEFA men’s Player of the Year for 2019-20 after a remarkable 55 goals in 47 games.
September 30 – Ferencvaros, one of great old names of European club football, have reached the group stage of UEFA’s top competition for the first time in 25 years.
September 29 – Cristiano Ronaldo, aged 35, tops a ranking of the world’s most effective strikers, followed by Lazio’s Immobile, Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski, Dortmund’s Erling Haland and Liverpool’s Mo Salah.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 28 – It’s got to go. It’s killing the game. It’s an absolute joke. We’ve lost the plot.
September 25 – A survey into the lasting effect the pandemic will have on grassroots football has highlighted a number of trends within clubs and national federations that provide both an opportunity and a reset for this key area of the sport global.
September 24 – Frank de Boer has succeeded Ronald Koeman as Oranje boss and will have the task of leading the Netherlands to the next World Cup.
September 22 – The Premier League has the lowest percentage of minutes by players aged 21 or younger in Europe’s Big 5 leagues and the third lowest across the whole of Europe, according to the latest report from the CIES Football Observatory.
September 21 – Gareth Bale could stay at Tottenham Hotspur for longer than the one season loan the club have agreed with Real Madrid, according to his agent.