Following the retirements of Sir Alex Ferguson and Jupp Heynckes, there are few clubs in Europe who can lay claim to having a Champions League-winning coach in charge.
Yet Roberto Di Matteo's Schalke are one of them.
Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are the only other clubs in the competition to be led by a coach already successful in Europe's elite club competition, meaning the Royal Blues are in illustrious company.
They host Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday night, with Di Matteo looking to keep...
Sporting Lisbon president Bruno de Carvalho has told the BBC World Football Show that his club were under "big pressure" from third-party owners to sell Marcos Rojo to Manchester United this summer.
Argentina international Rojo eventually joined United for 16 million pounds in August, but only after the player had apologised to Sporting after refusing to train while the Portuguese club resolved their dispute with Rojo's management company Doyen Sports.
Sporting declared their contract with Doyen...
The New England Revolution became the latest MLS team to align with a foreign club on Wednesday as they announced a strategic partnership with Sporting Lisbon, which boasts one of the world's most renowned academies.
The international partnership is the first of its kind in Revolution history and is expected to result in shared expertise and promotion for both clubs.
"We're very excited to partner with a club with such history and prestige as Sporting Clube De Portugal," Revolution president Brian...
Nani admits he is unsure if he has a future at Manchester United and does not know what will happen to him after his loan spell at Sporting Lisbon ends.
The Portugal winger has rejoined his former club for the season after he was deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford by new manager Louis van Gaal.
And he said he is focused on returning to peak form during his time in his home country before determining where he will ply his trade next year.
He told Sky Sports: "I don't know. At the moment,...