The lucky 28 players who were named in South Korea's preliminary 2018 World Cup squad on May 14 were expected to turn up at the Paju National Football Centre seven days later for the start of a training camp. The walk from the gates to the clubhouse, down a long straight path that leads past a waiting pack of photographers, has become something of a tradition. Kwon Chang-hoon, however, will miss out on that rite of passage -- Korea's rising star is still in France.
Let's be straight with one another. We've both heard the rumours. And however strong your public denials, neither of us are naive enough to pretend that you being linked to the Chelsea job isn't flattering.
Your salary is likely to be at least double what you are currently earning and -- much as it sticks in my throat, and I've been a Spurs fan for well over 50 years -- Chelsea have a proven track record of winning big trophies. The chance to work for a club that is prepared...
Rough budget: £50 million. Pep Guardiola expects to sign only two players in the summer, and the focus will be on quality rather than quantity -- people who can add to an already stellar squad. But the team could recoup much of their outlay with sales.
How did Tottenham's class of 2017-18 get on in the Premier League this season? We take a look back at their campaign under Mauricio Pochettino.
School report: Grade B
Spurs deserve credit for qualifying for the Champions League for a third successive season (while finishing as the top club in London for the first time in 23 years), which was the principle objective of the club's hierarchy and, by extension, Pochettino. To do so while playing at temporary home Wembley, where they had to contend with...