March 24 – The safest place to be a club manager in terms of holding on to your job is in Northern Ireland, where the average tenure of coaches is 1,536 days. In contrast coaches in Saudi Arabia last on average 156 days. Eddie Howe watch out.
March 22 – Premier League Chelsea have been remarkably resilient in the pitch as their commercial world has crumbled around them off it.
March 17 – Three late goals earned Villarreal a stunning 3-0 second-leg victory at Juventus on Wednesday to knock the Italian giants out of the Champions League on a 4-1 aggregate, the third season in a row they have been eliminated in the last 16.
March 16 – Former Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Antero Henrique will head the Qatar Stars League (QSL) in the same role.
March 15 – Christian Eriksen has been named in Denmark’s squad for the first time since his cardiac arrest that shocked the world while he was playing against Finland at Euro 2020 last summer.
March 9 – A ranking of 38 leagues worldwide by stoppage due to fouls has found Latin American leagues lose on average more than 15 minutes a game.
By Samindra Kunti in Sao Paulo
March 3 – Palmeiras defeated Athletico Paranaense 2-0 to claim the South American Super Cup 4-2 on aggregate and their first prize under new club president Leila Pereira.
February 28 – Brazil coach Tite will step down after the 2022 World Cup, bringing to an end a 7.5-year reign irrespective of the five-time world champions’ result in Qatar.
By Andrew Warshaw
February 24 – When Antonio Conte was hired as manager of Tottenham Hotspur in November to try and revive their fortunes, the club’s fans could hardly believe their luck at acquiring one of Europe’s most successful and tactically astute coaches.
February 21 – Atletico Mineiro have won the Brazilian Super Cup, defeating rivals Flamengo 8-7 from the penalty spot after a nail-biting 2-2 draw.
February 15 – Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has backed Lionel Messi to come good against Real Madrid in tonight’s mouth-watering Champions League last-16 first leg despite an underwhelming domestic campaign.
February 15 – Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen marked his 30th birthday with a first appearance since his cardiac arrest at last summer’s Euros, playing 60 minutes for his new club Brentford in behind-closed-doors friendly against fifth-tier club Southend United.
February 14 – Gus Poyet has become the new manager of Greece’s national team after the country’s failure to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar.
February 13 – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) have replaced Bert Van Marwijk with Rodolfo Arruabarrena a month before crucial World Cup qualifiers on the road to Qatar 2022.
February 11 – Cardiac victim Christian Eriksen, about to resume his career in the English Premier League, says he was “gone from this world” for five minutes at last summer’s Euros but that there is nothing to stop him getting back to being as good as he was.