January 25 – The US men’s national team may have to wait longer for a new coach following the exit of sporting director Ernie Stewart at US Soccer. Earlier this week general manager Brian McBride had also departed the federation.
January 27 – England manager Gareth Southgate contemplated before the World Cup in Qatar announcing he would resign after it because of criticism in the build-up to the tournament.
January 27 – Ajax have dismissed their coach Alfred Schreuder following a disappointing run of seven Eredivisie matches without a win.
January 27 – Almost half the Premier League will have a break this weekend as the FA Cup takes centre stage with just 11 of the top clubs still left in the competition.Four of them face each other, including Arsenal and Manchester City tonight.
January 26 – The Premier League season, already punctuated by the Qatar 2022 winter World Cup, runs in to another weekend break at the season’s half-way point with the fourth round of the FA Cup taking precedence. It is providing a break and the chance of a rethink for some clubs and an important opportunity for others, and for sports betting too.
January 25 – Fernando Santos will lead the Polish national team, his appointment coming a month after getting dismissed by Portugal following their World Cup quarter-final exit.
January 24 – Premier League Everton, one of England’s best supported but most under-achieving clubs, are looking for yet another manager after sacking Frank Lampard in their latest fight against relegation amid increasingly vociferous protests from fans directed at the board.
January 24 – England captain Harry Kane’s sublime winning goal for Tottenham Hotspur against Fulham on Monday equalled the club’s all-time scoring record of 266 goals held by the late Jimmy Greaves.
January 23 – With a sensational, last-gasp 3-2 victory over Manchester United, league leaders Arsenal backed up their title credentials, completing the first half of the Premier League season by reaching 50 points.
January 13 – João Félix was sent off on his Chelsea debut as his new team lost 2-1 at Fulham in the Premier League on Thursday, heaping even more pressure on manager Graham Potter.
January 13 – The winter transfer market has still to ignite with big money deals but a new report by the CIES Football Observatory ranks players by their ‘Impact Scores’, and perhaps pointers to where the best value lies in the transfer market.
January 11 – Wales manager Rob Page wants Gareth Bale to stay involved in the international set-up after the superstar forward announced he was hanging up his boots.
By Andrew Warshaw
January 10 – Once the world’s most expensive footballer and a five-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid, Wales captain Gareth Bale has ended his playing career at the age of 33, he announced on Monday.
January 10 – It didn’t take Roberto Martinez long to find a new role. The Spaniard has become the third foreign coach to lead Portugal, succeeding Fernando Santos.