April 13 – Premier League clubs have voted to ban gambling sponsors on the front of their shirts from the start of the 2026-27 season. The league said the clubs had taken the measure “voluntarily in order to reduce gambling advertising”.
April 13 – Finnish entrepreneur Thomas Zilliacus (pictured) has pulled out of the bidding for Manchester United, saying the decision by current owners the Glazer family to go to a third round of bidding is a “farce”.
April 4 – Manchester United will reportedly accept a third round of bids from prospective buyers by the end of this month as speculation intensifies into who the new owners will be.
April 11 – It isn’t every day that an official is at the centre of a foul play inquiry but assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis (pictured) has been stood down while the English Football Association looks into a clash with Liverpool defender Andy Robertson on Sunday.
April 11 – Burnley are back in the big time. With seven matches to spare, the Clarets clinched promotion to the Premier League with a 2-1 victory against Middlesbrough, the culmination of Vincent Kompany’s one-season transformation of the club.
April 5 – Liverpool have hit out once again at the “vile chants” about the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster, the latest culprits being Chelsea fans during Tuesday’s 0-0 Premier League draw.
April 5 – Fulham’s Serbian international striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has been handed an eight-game ban by the English Football Association for grabbing the referee in the FA Cup quarterfinals against Manchester United last month.
April 4 – Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp has bemoaned the rate at which Premier League managers are losing their jobs and says he’s only still at his club because of past successes.
April 4 – Aston Villa owner Nassef Sawiris has announced a three-club partnership with Portugal’s Vitória Sport Clube and Egypt’s Zed FC. Vitoria is part-owned by Sawiris through his Eden Sports business while Zed FC is owned by his brother Naguib.
By David Owen
April 3 – The sales of World Cup star Richarlison and Lucas Digne have enabled Everton to report a reduced loss of £44.7 million for the 2021-22 season. This follows three consecutive years of £100 million-plus losses at the pre-tax level.
By Andrew Warshaw
April 3 – The number of Premier League managers who lost their jobs in the same season stretched to a record 12 on Sunday after Chelsea parted company with Graham Potter and Leicester off-loaded Brendan Rodgers.
March 31 – The Premier League has tightened its ownership rules by barring anyone found to have committed human rights abuses.
March 31 – Manchester City has renewed its global multi-year partnership with financial trading platform Axi,expanding the partnership to include the club’s women’s team.
March 31 – Wrexham, better know internationally for their Hollywood star owners and Netflix TV series than their football, will play Manchester United (generally known for their football but who don’t mind a bit of drama) in a friendly match in San Diego July 25.