Michy Batshuyai ensures Marseille finish year top of the table
Michy Batshuyai ensures Marseille finish year top of the table

Belgian striker Michy Batshuyai repaid Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa`s faith in giving him his first start by scoring the decider in the 2-1 win over Lille on Sunday to guarantee they top the table going into the New Year.

Roberto Mancini positive Inter Milan can finish third
Roberto Mancini positive Inter Milan can finish third

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini firmly believes his team will be challenging for a Champions League berth until the end of the season.

David Moyes demands mental toughness from Real Sociedad players
David Moyes demands mental toughness from Real Sociedad players

Real Sociedad need to toughen up mentally if they are to reverse a poor away record when they travel to Valencia to face Levante in La Liga on Saturday, according to coach David Moyes.

Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone pleased with improving Mario Mandzukic
Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone pleased with improving Mario Mandzukic

Filling the shoes of Diego Costa at Atletico Madrid was always going to be a tall order but coach Diego Simeone is pleased so far with the performances of Mario Mandzukic.

Japan stick with Javier Aguirre for Asian Cup despite scandal
Japan stick with Javier Aguirre for Asian Cup despite scandal

Japan will stick with coach Javier Aguirre for next month`s Asian Cup, despite the former Mexico coach being involved in a match-fixing scandal which has rocked world football.

FIH orders inquiry into Pakistani players' indecent behaviour
FIH orders inquiry into Pakistani players' indecent behaviour

Pakistani players shamelessly hurled obscene gestures towards Indian fans and media after their win over India but no action will be taken against them as their coach Shahnaz Sheikh has apologised to the FIH for the incident.

Unpredictability is key for Barcelona, says Luis Enrique
Unpredictability is key for Barcelona, says Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique introduced a new system against Paris St Germain in the Champions League and will continue to alter tactics as they prepare to face Getafe on Saturday.

Hockey Champions Trophy: Pakistan to unleash 9-11 attack on India
Hockey Champions Trophy: Pakistan to unleash 9-11 attack on India

Aiming to outwit India in the Champions Trophy semifinals, the Pakistan hockey team has devised a rather controversially-titled 9-11 strategy which they plan to unleash at the Kalinga Stadium, here Saturday.

Juan Cuadrado's mind was elsewhere, says Fiorentina coach
Juan Cuadrado's mind was elsewhere, says Fiorentina coach

Fiorentina forward Juan Cuadrado was substituted after 24 minutes of the Europa League match against Dinamo Minsk because his mind was elsewhere, coach Vincenzo Montella said.

Real Madrid hopeful of James Rodriguez return for Club World Cup
Real Madrid hopeful of James Rodriguez return for Club World Cup

Real Madrid`s James Rodriguez has started running again after a calf injury and could return in time to help his side in the Club World Cup next week, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Thursday.

Atletico de Kolkata keen to forget ill-tempered clash against FC Goa: Antonio Habas
Atletico de Kolkata keen to forget ill-tempered clash against FC Goa: Antonio Habas

Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Habas on Tuesday said they have left behind the ill-tempered clash against FC Goa in the first leg of the Hero Indian Super League football tournament and are now solely focussing on reviving their sagging fortunes.

ISL: Even Einstein can't figure out our semis hopes, says Mumbai coach
ISL: Even Einstein can't figure out our semis hopes, says Mumbai coach

With the chances of his team qualifying for the semi-finals looking extremely bleak, Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid on Saturday said even Einstein would have a problem figuring out how his team will make it to the play-offs.

`Magnifique`: PSG coach impressed by Irishwoman Stephanie Roche`s wonder
`Magnifique`: PSG coach impressed by Irishwoman Stephanie Roche`s wonder

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc on Friday hailed as `magnifique` the spectacular goal by Irishwoman Stephanie Roche which now sees her challenging James Rodriguez and Robin van Persie for the Goal of the Year award.

Marcelo Bielsa tight-lipped on Marseille future
Marcelo Bielsa tight-lipped on Marseille future

Coach Marcelo Bielsa remained tight-lipped when questioned on Friday concerning his future with French Ligue 1 leaders Marseille.

Carlo Ancelotti hails Karim Benzema goal run
Carlo Ancelotti hails Karim Benzema goal run

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti heaped praise on his in-form striker Karim Benzema on Friday as the in-form Frenchman looks to build on 11 goals in ten games at home to Celta Vigo this weekend.

Atletico Madrid more worried about pursuers than leaders: Diego Simeone
Atletico Madrid more worried about pursuers than leaders: Diego Simeone

Champions Atletico Madrid are looking over their shoulders at pursuing Sevilla and Valencia rather than worrying about hauling in frontrunners Real Madrid and Barcelona, coach Diego Simeone said on Friday.

Guardiola, Loew welcome goal-line technology in Germany
Guardiola, Loew welcome goal-line technology in Germany

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola and Germany`s Joachim Loew have both welcomed the decision to introduce goal-line technology into the Bundesliga for next season.

Phillip Hughes death showed how fickle life can be: Australia hockey coach
Phillip Hughes death showed how fickle life can be: Australia hockey coach

Just like the entire world, the Australian hockey team has also been affected by country mate and cricketer Phillip Hughes sudden death and national coach Graham Reid said that the tragic accident made everyone "realise how fickle life can be".

Atletico Madrid can wait as Juventus target La Viola win: Massimiliano Allegri
Atletico Madrid can wait as Juventus target La Viola win: Massimiliano Allegri

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri insists their Champions League last 16 hopes are on the back burner as the Serie A leaders look to cement their status as Scudetto favourites.

Hoffenheim showdown is Dortmund`s `High Noon`
Hoffenheim showdown is Dortmund`s `High Noon`

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp says Friday`s clash with Hoffenheim is a "High Noon" showdown for the Bundesliga`s bottom side to prove they can turn around their dire league form.