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Mark Hughes in advanced talks to become Southampton manager

The 54-year-old, who made just over 50 appearances for Saints as a player, is the leading candidate to take over at St Mary's following the sacking of Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday night.

Nigerian defender Taye Taiwo returns to Finland

Former Nigeria international defender, Taye Taiwo, says he is delighted with a return to Finland following his move to top side RoPS.

Rio Ferdinand: It’s time for Arsene Wenger to quit

Rio Ferdinand has said that it is time for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to know when enough is enough and to quit the club.

Wolves restore 11-point lead as Derby, Villa win

Wolverhampton Wanderers swept aside Sheffield United 3-0 to restore their 11-point lead at the top of the Championship on Saturday after Derby and Aston Villa boosted their chances of grabbing the other automatic promotion spot.

50 percent of professional footballers bet on matches – Joey Barton

Ex-England player Joey Barton claims "50%" of professional footballers bet on matches, and says gambling is "culturally engrained" in the sport.

Ola Aina, other lesser known Africans shine in FA Cup

The FA Cup third round in England gave lesser known Africans a chance to shine at the weekend as no established Premier League stars scored.

Stoke City sack Mark Hughes after poor run of form

Mark Hughes has been sacked as manager of Stoke City, just hours after the club's FA Cup third-round exit at the hands of League Two side Coventry City.

FA Cup hots up with Liverpool-Everton derby draw

Liverpool will host city rivals Everton for the second time inside a month when they face-off in the third round of the FA Cup in early January after the draw was made on Monday.

Peter Crouch ‘more than likely’ to get new Stoke deal – Mark Hughes

Stoke are "more than likely" to offer striker Peter Crouch a new deal, according to manager Mark Hughes.

Former England star Trevor Sinclair arrested for allegedly drink driving

Former England and Manchester City winger Trevor Sinclair has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer after being held for allegedly drink driving.

Harry Redknapp defends QPR after multi-million pound FFP fine

Former Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has said he believes football's authorities have decided to "pick on QPR" after the London club was handed a multi-million pound fine for breaching financial fair play (FFP) rules.

QPR ordered to pay world record £40m Financial Fair Play fine

QPR have been ordered to pay a world-record £40m fine after losing a three-year battle against being found guilty of breaching Financial Fair Play rules during their most recent promotion-winning campaign.

Mauro Zarate leaves Watford on loan to UAE side Al Nasr

Watford forward Mauro Zarate has joined Dubai-based club Al Nasr on loan until the end of the season.

Aguero back from brink to become City icon

On the verge of becoming Manchester City's all-time leading scorer, Sergio Aguero has won over Pep Guardiola to reestablish himself as one of the world's most feared strikers.

Birmingham part company with boss Redknapp

Birmingham City have parted company with manager Harry Redknapp after suffering six straight defeats in all competitions.

Blackpool reject QPR bid for Nigeria’s Osayi-Samuel

Queens Park Rangers bid to snap up Nigerian born English footballer, Bright Osayi-Samuel, hit the rock on Thursday after Blackpool turned down a £750, 000 offer.

Russian hackers move on to football with release of data

Carlos Tevez, Juan Sebastian Veron and Dirk Kuyt have been named by hackers Fancy Bears as three of the players permitted to use otherwise-banned medicines during the 2010 World Cup.

Man United ‘played with confidence’ against West Ham – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says he is pleased after Manchester United "played with confidence" during their 4-0 opening weekend victory against West Ham.

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