Liverpool FC to appoint Klopp? Samper to Arsenal FC? Next Sunderland AFC manager? Wednesday’s back pages

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The top stories making Wednesday’s back pages in the UK…

The Sun: Football’s big guns are lining up to pile the pressure on Jose Mourinho following Chelsea’s shocking start to the season. Former England boss Fabio Capello, Dutch legend Johan Cruyff and Harry Redknapp have all gone on the attack. Ex-Tottenham chief Redknapp claims the root of the Blues’ Premier League demise could be the players simply do not like Mourinho.

Also: John Carver has revealed Newcastle’s summer signings were already picked for new boss Steve McClaren.

And: Jurgen Klopp is due to fly to Liverpool tomorrow — and will be announced as Kop chief on Friday.


Daily Mirror: Jurgen Klopp will meet Liverpool’s owners within the next 24 hours to finalise arrangements before flying to the UK as the club’s new manager.

Also: Victor Wanyama has put his failed transfer move to Tottenham behind him – and insists he only cares about Southampton.


Daily Star: Spanish giants Sevilla and Valencia are locked in a battle to rescue Victor Valdes from his Manchester United nightmare.

Also: Samir Nasri harbours ambitions to play in the MLS after he leaves Manchester City.

And: David Beckham insists Manchester United will never suffer the sort of slump big rivals Liverpool are enduring.

Plus: Roman Abramovich faces a world record £37.5m pay-out if he decides to sack Jose Mourinho.


Daily Mail: Former Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel’s son has been on trial at Arsenal.

Also: Ecuador national coach Gustavo Quinteros was given permission to carry out a training session on a mobility scooter as he recovers from a foot injury.


Daily Express: Former US coach Bob Bradley has emerged as a shock contender for the Sunderland job.


Metro: Barcelona youngster Sergi Samper would accept a move to Arsenal if they made an offer, according to reports.


Daily Telegraph: Sunderland have stepped up their search for a new manager with an approach to Nigel Pearson.


The Times: José Mourinho came under fire from two footballing greats yesterday. Fabio Capello gave a scathing assessment of the Chelsea manager’s treatment of his players and predicted that the Portuguese’s time in charge at Stamford Bridge is coming to an end.

Also: Roy Keane, the former Sunderland manager, is adamant that the embattled club will remain in a state of turmoil under Ellis Short’s ownership and has claimed that he would still be at the Stadium of Light if it were not for boardroom interference.


The Independent: A hopeful crowd gathered at the gates of Melwood yesterday afternoon, waiting for smoke to rise from the training enclave like it does when the Vatican chooses a new pope. Elsewhere, Jürgen Klopp and his advisors were discussing the prospect of a future at Liverpool; a managerial responsibility that on Merseyside is papal in its standing.

Also: Sunderland have approached former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson to become their new manager.

And: Manchester United players have been left unimpressed by Louis van Gaal’s tactics for the 3-0 defeat at Arsenal, according to a report.

Henry Bown
Henry Bown is a UK-based sportswriter with a particular passion for soccer. Henry has been writing a range of sports content for several years, but has more recently decided to focus on soccer specifically. When he's not writing, you'll usually find him watching a match - or two!

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