Checkatrade Trophy: From EFL Championship relegation to Wembley final, Sunderland make steady return from brink of oblivion
In a vivid display of English football's ability to inspire devotion throughout the darkest days, over 40,000 Sunderland fans will make a pilgrimage to Wembley on Sunday to celebrate their troubled club's rebirth
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Ryan Giggs says qualification for European championship will define his spell as Wales manager
Ryan Giggs is determined to win over his doubters and believes that the 2020 European Championship campaign will define his time as Wales manager.
Giggs will have to show he is in the job not just because he was a great player; it is a task which has proved onerous for names with glitzier reputation.
Giggs has been out of football for 18 months since leaving the coaching staff at Old Trafford when Jose Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal.
Giggs, 44, has been the clear favourite for the Wales job since he declared his interest last month, saying, "I've played for Wales and I've said that I want to go back into coaching.
Giggs scored 12 goals in 64 appearances for Wales spread over 16 years between 1991 and 2007 and said he would love to succeed Coleman.
Former Wales boss Chris Coleman said the chance to turn around Sunderland's fortunes was an opportunity too good to refuse despite the daunting task of lifting the club off the bottom of the Championship.
Former Wales coach Chris Coleman was confirmed as manager of Championship strugglers Sunderland on Sunday.
Chris Coleman has stepped down as Wales manager to take over at Championship side Sunderland, British media reported on Friday.
International friendlies: Wales' Gareth Bale will miss two games as Zinedine Zidane wants forward to focus on fitness
Gareth Bale will be kept in Madrid to work on his fitness rather than meeting up with the Wales squad for friendlies against France and Panama next week, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed on Saturday.
Premier League: Michael Appleton urges Leicester owners to hire a British manager to replace Craig Shakespeare
Leicester have won only one Premier League match this season, but Appleton, who will be in charge for Saturday's clash at Swansea, feels whoever gets the job will inherit a good squad.
While Wales lie in third place in group D, Spain and Italy are level on points at the top of group G and will face each other when Italy travel to Spain in September .
World Cup qualifiers: Gareth Bale's absence doesn't weaken the team says Wales manager Chris Coleman
The absence of Gareth Bale and several other regulars should not stop Wales from firing on all cylinders against Group D leaders Serbia in their World Cup qualifier, manager Chris Coleman said on Saturday.
2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers: Seamus Coleman's sickening leg injury mars drawn Ireland-Wales clash
Wales were held to a 0-0 draw by the Republic of Ireland in a World Cup qualifier overshadowed by a sickening injury to Irish captain Seamus Coleman.
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale was named Welsh Player of the Year for the fourth successive year.
Leicester's Claudio Ranieri and Wales boss Chris Coleman are on a Fifa shortlist for coach of the year against the well-known managers of big teams.
Gareth Bale takes his first step on the road to World Cup qualification with Wales against Moldova and Chris Coleman believes he is still getting better.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey's injury could have been prevented, Wales manager Chris Coleman has said, adding he was surprised the Euro 2016 semi-finalist was rushed back for the opening Premier League game against Liverpool.
Chris Coleman, basking in the success of Wales's run to the Euro 2016 SF, said Friday the upcoming 2018 World Cup campaign will be his last as manager.