Roy Keane was a proven leader with a history of success and easily the Republic of Ireland’s biggest star heading into a World Cup he would not play a match in after the most remarkable of bust-ups.
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Howard Kendall hailed from the north east and began his career at Preston, but it was with Everton that he would carve his name into English football history both as a player and a manager.
On May 22, 2011 Chelsea sacked Carlo Ancelotti after he failed to deliver any trophies in the 2010/11 season.
John Terry slipped, Edwin van der Sar saved and Sir Alex Ferguson celebrated on a dramatic night in Moscow as Manchester United overcame Chelsea to become kings of Europe for the third time.
Jamie Vardy scored seven goals in 26 appearances for England after his first call up on this day in 2015.
England great Sir Bobby Moore captained West Ham to the European Cup Winners’ Cup on this day 55 years ago after a 2-0 victory over 1860 Munich in the final at Wembley.
The 1984 FA Cup final pitched Howard Kendall’s resurgent Everton with a Watford team who had undergone a meteoric rise under Graham Taylor and chairman Elton John.
Jimmy Mullen only made 12 appearances for England but his performance against Belgium at the Heysel Stadium in 1950 ensured he would still go down in the international history books.
On May 18 1990, Juventus broke the world transfer record to sign Roberto Baggio from Fiorentina.
“3 years of excuses and it’s still crap… ta ra Fergie” read the banner held aloft as Manchester United fell to a home defeat to Crystal Palace in December 1989.
David Beckham called time on his career on this day in 2013 as the world’s most famous footballer went out at the top.
Tottenham became the first British team to win a European trophy on May 15, 1963.
Chelsea won the Europa League by beating Benfica 2-1 on May 15, 2013.
Liverpool broke West Ham hearts by prevailing 3-1 on penalties to lift the FA Cup after coming from 2-0 and 3-2 down in the 2006 final to draw 3-3 in a gripping 120 minutes of action at the Millennium Stadium.
Alan Ball never grew taller than 5ft 6in but he become a giant of the game regardless.
On May 11, 2013 Wigan enjoyed the most famous day in their history as they beat Manchester City 1-0 to win the FA Cup.
Ryan Giggs enjoyed many wonderful days in his playing career, but May 11 2008 must be high on the list.
On this day in 1980, second division West Ham stunned Arsenal to win the FA Cup at Wembley.
On May 9, 2006, Tottenham asked the Premier League to order a rematch against West Ham after 10 of their players fell ill.
West Ham’s announcement on this day in 2007 that they would not appeal against the record £5.