7 Premier League greats who bounced back from a bad start

Pires is the perfect example of a foreign player needing at least a season before coming good. When the Frenchman was signed from Metz in 2000, he initially took time to get used to the Premier League. He even said that the league was too physical for him, as he registered four goals and seven assists in 33 league games.

Golden Boy 2019 nominees announced: Jadon Sancho, Matteo Guendouzi, Mason Mount make shortlist

Arsenal's Matteo Guendouzi and Chelsea's Mason Mount have made the Golden Boy shortlist for 2019.Guendouzi's emergence as a regular starter for the Gunners, and Mount's excellent progress at Chelsea, has earned them both recognition.

Northern Ireland may have to repeat Prague performance in play-offs – O’Neill

Michael O’Neill has told his Northern Ireland side their 3-2 friendly win over the Czech Republic shows they can reach Euro 2020 via the play-offs.

Massimiliano Allegri 'wants to include' Patrice Evra in backroom staff if he takes over...

Allegri, who is on a sabbatical, has been linked with jobs all over Europe as various managers come under increasing pressure.

Robert Snodgrass retires from international duty with Scotland

Robert Snodgrass has called time on his international career with Scotland.The 32-year-old West Ham attacker withdrew from Steve Clarke’s squad before the 2020 European Championship qualifying match against San Marino at Hampden Park on Sunday after featuring in the 4-0 defeat by Russia in Moscow on Thursday night.

Bulgaria FA president urged to quit over racist chanting – report

The prime minister of Bulgaria has called on the country’s football association president to quit after the Euro 2020 qualifier against England on Monday night was marred by racist chanting, according to reports.

Derby duo admit drink-driving and fleeing crash scene

Derby pair Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett have been told they could go to prison after they admitted charges of drink-driving.

Scotland winger Snodgrass retires from international football

Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass has announced his retirement from international football.The 32-year-old West Ham forward won 28 caps and scored seven goals for Scotland since making his debut in February 2011, including netting a hat-trick against Malta in a World Cup qualifier in 2016.

Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire react to Aston Villa centre-back Tyrone Mings’ England debut

Aston Villa centre-back Harry Maguire made his Three Lions’ debut in England’s 6-0 victory over Bulgaria last night.

Harry Redknapp: Mauricio Pochettino would be 'silly' to trade Tottenham for Manchester United

Pochettino has overseen a period of great change at Tottenham in recent years, including a move to a new, state-of-the-art stadium.