Football

Julen Lopetegui: Real Madrid name Spain manager as new Head Coach.

Zinedine Zidane, who led the club to three successive Champions League titles, stepped down in May, saying the club needs “a different voice”. As recently as Monday, Spain’s top selling sports newspaper Marca ran a story which claimed that Mauricio Pochettino was still Real Madrid’s preferred option for the vacant managerial position, with Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and …

Premier League clubs soar into profit with record £4.5bn revenues

The first year of the Premier League’s record £8.4bn television deals, combined with financial regulations aimed at preventing the bulk of the money being paid to players and agents, has transformed England’s top 20 clubs overwhelmingly into profit. The Guardian’s analysis of the clubs’ most recently published accounts, for the 2016-17 season and financial year, found …