Former Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says his next job could take him 'off the beaten track', to Australia or Japan
'A career in football does not last forever and sometimes you think you have to take the opportunity to live in strange places', said Valverde
Copa del Rey: Iker Muniain's goal gives Athletic Bilbao slight edge over Granada with narrow victory in semi-final first leg
Athletic spurned early chances before the electric Williams broke down the left flank and drove a low ball across for Muniain to convert from close range.
Copa del Rey: Revamped tournament earns praise from fans, players and small clubs after upsets of heavyweights
The transformation of the Copa del Rey, however, has earned rave reviews from fans and players, above all from the mid-level and small clubs which now have a much better chance to pull off an upset.
The Copa del Rey's new single-elimination format claimed its biggest victims, with Real Madrid and Barcelona both being eliminated in the quarter-finals.
LaLiga: Teenager Ansu Fati sets league record in Barcelona’s win over Levante; Getafe beat Bilbao to jump to third place
Barcelona’s teenage star Ansu Fati set another scoring record on Sunday when he became the youngest player to get two goals in a Spanish league game
La Liga champions Barcelona fell to their first defeat in three games under new coach Quique Setien as they were beaten 2-0 away at Valencia
LaLiga: League president Javier Tebas condemns racist chants aimed at Athletic Bilbao's Iñaki Williams, fan street clashes
Williams said after the 1-1 draw that “I suffered racist insults, something that no one wants to hear and has no place here."
LaLiga: Thrid-placed Sevilla drop points in title race as an own goal helps them secure 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao
Sevilla needed an own-goal to salvage a 1-1 draw at home against Athletic Bilbao on Friday as the Spanish league resumed after the winter break.
LaLiga: Arturo Vidal casts cloud on Barcelona's fixture against Espanyol after filing complaint over non-payment on bonuses
The lawyers working for Vidal filed a complaint to Spain’s player’s union (AFE) last month citing an unpaid bonus of 2.4 million euros ($2.69 million), news of which emerged while the player was back in his homeland during the league’s winter break
LaLiga: Barcelona head into 2020 with two-point advantage over second-placed Madrid; Lionel Messi leads goalscoring charts
Even though Barcelona and Real Madrid have yet to dominate like in past seasons, the two heavyweights are on top of the LaLiga table for the winter break.
LaLiga: Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid look to draw on dominating performance in goalless draw against rivals Barcelona
Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid side became the first team to take points off Barca at the Camp Nou this season but were left feeling short-changed by the draw after dominating the play and having two strong penalty appeals turned down
LaLiga: 38-year-old Real Betis captain Joaquin Sanchez becomes oldest player to score hat-trick after bagging three against Athletic Bilbao
Sanchez made it 3-0 with a superb first-time finish into the bottom corner in the 20th minute, overtaking the late Alfredo di Stefano as the oldest player to score a La Liga hat-trick, whose last treble was in 1964 when he was 37
Lionel Messi made up for a lackluster performance by scoring in the 86th minute on Sunday, giving Barcelona a 1-0 win at Atlético and extending the Catalan team’s unbeaten run against the Madrid rival to 19 league matches.
La Liga: Levante goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez cleared to play against Athletic Bilbao after being excused from election duty
Fernandez, who is from the Basque town of Mondragon, had been drafted onto a list of reserves who are required to attend the polling station on the morning of the election to see whether their presence is required
LaLiga: Portu brace guides Real Sociedad to 2-1 win at Granada to pull level with Barcelona, Real Madrid
Real Sociedad's fourth victory in seven away matches moved them into third place, behind the league's two traditional powerhouses on goal difference.
Atletico Madrid may need time to adjust after a summer of change but even this early in the season, old problems are casting doubts over their Spanish title challenge.
LaLiga: Atletico Madrid hope to turn 'whistles into applause' in Athletic Bilbao fixture after hat-trick of draws
Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid are aiming to turn jeers into cheers on Saturday against Athletic Bilbao after three consecutive La Liga draws.
Real Madrid have hardly got going and Granada have just arrived but LaLiga's chaotic opening few weeks means they face each other in an unlikely battle of first against second on Saturday.
Champions League: Antoine Griezmann attempts to find his feet on rocky ground at Barcelona as they host Inter Milan
Antoine Griezmann said he knew it would be tough settling in at Barcelona but it may have proven harder than he thought.
LaLiga: Real Madrid regain top spot after derby draw against Atletico; Barcelona register hard-fought win over Getafe
Unbeaten Real Madrid are a point ahead of promoted Granada and Atletico Madrid after Diego Simeone's side failed to break down their well-drilled local rivals.