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Villarreal part company with coach Marcelino

Villarreal part company with coach Marcelino

Spanish Champions League hopefuls Villarreal have been rocked ahead of the start of the new season by the departure of coach Marcelino.

Not Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but this footballer is likely to be Jose Mourinho's first signing

Not Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but this footballer is likely to be Jose Mourinho's first signing

Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move to United -- having left French champions Paris Saint Germain at the end of the season just finished -- as he enjoyed a good relationship with Mourinho at Italian side Inter Milan.

Daniel Sturridge sends Liverpool FC into Europa League final

Daniel Sturridge sends Liverpool FC into Europa League final

Daniel Sturridge was involved in all three goals as Liverpool impressively beat Villarreal 3-0 at Anfield on Thursday to set up a Europa League final date with holders Sevilla.

Villarreal flying high, Neville's Valencia beaten

Villarreal stayed hard on the heels of the La Liga leaders when a Cedric Bakambu double secured a 2-0 win at home to Sporting Gijon on Sunday as Gary Neville was again denied a debut victory with Valencia in Spain`s top flight.

Real Madrid beaten again at Villarreal, Atletico joint top

Real Madrid beaten again at Villarreal, Atletico joint top

Victory took Villarreal back to within a point of fourth-placed Celta Vigo.

La Liga 2015-16: Neymar hits double as Barcelona sink Villarreal

La Liga 2015-16: Neymar hits double as Barcelona sink Villarreal

The in-form Brazilian leads the La Liga scoring charts with 11 goals, 

La Liga: Tough games for Barcelona, Real Madrid ahead of international break

La Liga: Tough games for Barcelona, Real Madrid ahead of international break

Real face Sevilla as Barcelona take on Villarreal.

Villarreal agree to sign midfielder Suarez from Barca

 Villarreal have reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign midfielder Denis Suarez on a four-year deal, with Barca retaining the option to buy the 21-year-old back, the La Liga clubs said on Saturday.

Roberto Soldado back among the goals on La Liga return

Roberto Soldado back among the goals on La Liga return

Roberto Soldado`s two-year stint at English club Tottenham Hotspur was widely considered a failure but the former Spain forward appears to have rediscovered his scoring touch on his return to La Liga with Villarreal.

Five notable La Liga transfers for 2015/16

Five notable La Liga transfers for 2015/16

Ahead of the start of the 2015/16 La Liga season on Friday, AFP Sports takes a look at five of the most eye-catching transfers made during the close season:

Tottenham Hotspur flop Roberto Soldado joins Villarreal

Tottenham Hotspur flop Roberto Soldado joins Villarreal

Spanish striker Roberto Soldado has joined Villarreal from Tottenham Hotspur on a three-year deal, both clubs confirmed on Friday.

Wayne Rooney runs out for Everton in Big Dunc testimonial

Wayne Rooney runs out for Everton in Big Dunc testimonial

Everton honoured cult hero Duncan Ferguson with a testimonial against Villarreal on Sunday that saw Wayne Rooney make a cameo appearance for his former club.

Theo Walcott seals Emirates Cup success for Arsenal

Theo Walcott seals Emirates Cup success for Arsenal

 Arsenal stepped up their impressive preparations for the new season by winning the Emirates Cup for the first time since 2010 as Theo Walcott`s strike clinched a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg on Sunday.

Villarreal add to Lyon`s misery in Emirates Cup

Villarreal add to Lyon`s misery in Emirates Cup

Villarreal piled on the pain for Lyon with a 2-0 victory that kept alive the Spanish club`s hopes of winning the Emirates Cup on Sunday.

Manchester City yet to make bid for Wolfsburg star De Bruyne

Manchester City yet to make bid for Wolfsburg star De Bruyne

Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking says his club have yet to receive a formal offer from Manchester City for Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.

Villarreal make winning start in Emirates Cup

Villarreal make winning start in Emirates Cup

Spanish side Villarreal kicked off the Emirates Cup with a 2-1 win over Bundesliga runners-up Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Luciano Vietto sold to Atletico, says Villarreal president

Luciano Vietto sold to Atletico, says Villarreal president

Villarreal have agreed to sell Argentine forward Luciano Vietto to Atletico Madrid, president Fernando Roig said on Monday.

La Liga, round-up: Valencia claim Champions League place, Eibar, Almeria relegated

La Liga, round-up: Valencia claim Champions League place, Eibar, Almeria relegated

Valencia sealed their place in next season`s Champions League as Eibar and Almeria were relegated on a dramatic final day of the La Liga season.

Sevilla pile misery on Villarreal with another victory

Sevilla pile misery on Villarreal with another victory

Sevilla piled on the misery for Villarreal with a Coke strike setting them on the way to a 2-0 victory in La Liga on Sunday following their midweek Europa League triumph.

Villarreal dream of Europa League miracle against Sevilla

Villarreal dream of Europa League miracle against Sevilla

Reigning Europa League champions Sevilla will be looking to book their place in the quarterfinals of the competition when they entertain Villarreal in the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium here on Thursday night.