Michael Appleton

Cut short

Former Leicester City assistant manager Michael Appleton on starting his coaching career at West Brom and taking the tough route in management via Portsmouth, Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers before finding the right fit at Oxford United

Premier League Player Watch: Naby Keita

The defensive dynamism of N’Golo Kante but with an attacking edge to match – can Naby Keita be the final piece in the jigsaw as Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool launch a serious assault on the Premier League?
Ian Burchnall

Without a name

Östersunds FK might have lost one Englishman in Graham Potter, but they’ve gained another in former Viking FK manager Ian Burchnall. Here, he talks about the challenges he’s faced to make it in the pro game

Premier League Player Watch: Jack Wilshere

Mesut Ozil has inherited his number 10 shirt at Arsenal, but can Jack Wilshere finally fulfil his huge potential in the number 19 shirt of new club West Ham United?
Slavisa Jokanovic

The feeling

Slavisa Jokanovic on a coaching career characterised by decisions that have come from the inside

Premier League Player Watch: Lucas Torreira

Arsenal begin the season with huge games against Manchester City and Chelsea, so they will need new midfielder Lucas Torreira settling in as soon as possible