The top stories making Wednesday's back pages in the UK...
The Sun: Stuart Pearce has tightened his grip on the England job by ripping up Fabio Capello's Euro 2012 masterplan.
Also: Jose Mourinho is back in London looking for a new house - fuelling talk of a stunning return to Chelsea.
And: Carlos Tevez pulled on a Manchester City shirt for the first time in five months - but looked a long way from re-joining their title charge.
Plus: John Terry has vowed to return from surgery and lead Chelsea's bid for a top-four spot...Contract rebels Paul Pogba and Ezekiel Fryers have been told to sign new deals in the next 48 hours or forget about playing for Manchester United again.
Daily Mirror: Jose Mourinho is ready to head back to the Premier League after agreeing to buy a new family home in London.
Also: Stuart Pearce put all his players on trial as he admitted Wembley could be his own audition for the Euros.
And: Spanish giants Barcelona are interested in Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Daily Star: Rookie England boss Stuart Pearce flexed his muscles last night by insisting he will decide how long Steven Gerrard players against Holland.
Also: Roberto Mancini snubbed Carlos Tevez as the Argentine rebel failed to make an impression on his return to competitive action for Manchester City yesterday.
And: Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge will be handed the chance to show they can fill Wayne Rooney's boots at Euro 2012.
Daily Mail: Stuart Pearce has promised that England will come first under his leadership and challenged his players to follow his example.
Also: Carlos Tevez was back in a Manchester City shirt for the first time in five months yesterday.
And: Arsenal suffered a worrying injury scare last night when Robin van Persie failed to complete Holland's training session due to a groin problem.
Plus: Manchester United are the latest Premier League side to be watching Torino attacking midfielder Alen Stevanovic.
Daily Express: Stuart Pearce has launched 'operation tournament' by making the England players start penalty practice three months before the European Championship kick-off.
Also: Carlos Tevez appeared in a Manchester City shirt for the first time in five months yesterday but did not manage a shot in a 45-minute outing with City's reserves in a 3-1 defeat by Preston.
And: Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen has issued a 'come and get me' plea to Tottenham after Harry Redknapp watched him in action against Manchester United.
Metro: Andre Villas-Boas has admitted for the first time he could be given the sack as Chelsea manager.
Also: Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is reportedly mulling over an audacious move for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, should he end up snubbing the England manager’s job.
And: Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has played down the chance of being named Stuart Pearce’s England captain for the friendly against the Netherlands.
Daily Telegraph: When the dressing-room buzzer calls England players to arms, the last few words Stuart Pearce will tell tyros such as Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones will be: "Go and express yourself. Go and show us your ability. You're fighting for a place in a major finals this summer."
Also: Joe Hart understands the public's fascination with the England armband, which will be assigned by Stuart Pearce this morning ahead of tonight's friendly with Holland.
The Times: Stuart Pearce has been authorised to make changes to England's European Championship preparations this summer as he looks to persuade the Football Association that he should stay on as manager beyond tonight's friendly against Holland.
Also: Robin van Persie has confided in his national team manager as he considers his future with Arsenal.
The Guardian: Stuart Pearce will call his England players together at 10am to name the team he hopes will win him the job for Euro 2012, a tournament for which he is planning so extensively he has asked the Football Association to change the warm-up programme Fabio Capello had put in place.
Also: Aston Villa lost £54m in the year from 1 June 2010 to 31 May 2011, the club have announced.
The Independent: Stuart Pearce has given the biggest indication yet that he is prepared to lead England into the European Championship after stamping his mark on the squad during the build-up before tonight's friendly with the Netherlands.
Also: Gary Speed's teenage sons will lead out Wales in the company of Aaron Ramsey and Craig Bellamy tonight, after their grandfather has given the team-talk in the dressing room.