February 20 – Italian champions Napoli have sacked manager Walter Mazzarri (pictured) after just three months in charge and have brought back Francesco Calzona, currently Slovakia’s national coach, until the end of the season.
February 20 – Struggling Crystal Palace have appointed former Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner as their new manager to replace the veteran Roy Hodgson.
February 19 – Former Eintracht Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner is reported to have agreed a deal to take over at struggling Crystal Palace.
February 19 – Newcastle United have put Sporting Director Dan Ashworth on gardening leave after he informed the club of his intention to join Manchester United.
February 19 – Kylian Mbappe has reportedly agreed a five-year deal to join Real Madrid at the end of this season.
February 19 – Birmingham City’s newly installed boss Tony Mowbray has temporarily stepped down from his managerial role as he undergoes medical treatment for an unnamed illness.
February 16 – Jurgen Klinsmann has been fired as head coach of South Korea after less than a year following a humbling Asian Cup semi-final exit to underdogs Jordan and reports of infighting among players.
February 15 – Love was the theme of the latest CIES Football Observatory that looked at the most loyal players in Europe’s big five leagues. Head of the ranking was FC Bayern Munich mainstay Thomas Muller.
February 15 – Jurgen Klinsmann could be on the way out in South Korea after an advisory committee recommended sacking the manager following the last-four exit at the recent Asian Cup.
February 14 – England captain Leah Williamson is back in the Lionesses’ squad list for the first time since April last year as preparation begins for Euro 2025 qualifying next month.
February 12 – Following a string of disappointing results, RWD Molenbeek have dismissed their Brazilian manager Claudio Caçapa with Igor de Camargo stepping in on an interim basis.
February 7 – Statistics from the CIES Football Observatory have revealed Manchester City’s Rodri as the top midfielder for ball retention ‘under high pressure’ in Europe’s Big 5 five leagues, but an MLS player has pipped him to the worldwide top spot.
January 13 – There have been 119 minors (players under the age of 18) who have played in the big-5 European leagues before turning 18 during the 15-year period from January 2009 to December 2023.
January 22 – French Cup holders Toulouse experienced an unexpected exit as third-tier Rouen triumphed in a dramatic penalty shootout. All 11 players from each team successfully converted their spot-kicks, culminating in a thrilling 23 out of 24 kicks scored.