Football

Pele 'recovering after collapsing'

Pele is recovering in hospital after collapsing from exhaustion in his native Brazil, according to the Football Writers’ Association. The 77-year-old was set to appear at an FWA tribute night in London on Sunday, but he will not be travelling to the UK. FWA executive secretary Paul McCarthy said: “In the early hours of Thursday ...

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O'Neill and SFA meeting 'productive'

Michael O’Neill and the Scottish Football Association (SFA) met on Thursday in a meeting described as “productive”, although no timescale has been set for the next step, according to Sky sources. The SFA want Northern Ireland manager O’Neill to replace Gordon Strachan following Scotland’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The meeting was the first time the two ...

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O'Neill to hold Scotland talks

Michael O’Neill will meet Scottish Football Association officials Alan McRae and Stewart Regan¬†for the first time on Thursday to discuss becoming Scotland boss, according to Sky sources. Talks have been ongoing for a number of weeks, and sources understand a compensation package has already been agreed with the SFA meeting O’Neill’s ¬£500,000 Northern Ireland release clause. The Irish Football Association’s ...

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