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Mane to Man Utd? Chelsea FC star overweight? Liverpool FC get Klopp – Friday’s back pages

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

The Sun: Sunderland are refusing to give up on Sam Allardyce as the odds on him taking the job fell to an astonishing 10-1 ON.

Also: Jurgen Klopp has become the highest paid boss in Liverpool’s history on a whopping £7million a year.

And: FA chairman Greg Dyke was forced into an embarrassing U-turn as the Fifa corruption scandal plunged new depths.

Plus: Diego Costa says people are revelling in Jose Mourinho’s misery because he is so blunt — and so GOOD.Daily Mirror: Jurgen Klopp will earn £7million a year at Liverpool — if he delivers on his promise to take them back to the top.

Also: Sam Allardyce has been offered the job at Sunderland – and the Black Cats’ top brass are confident he will join them.

And: Northern Ireland have qualified for their first major tournament since the World Cup in 1986, with fans and players celebrating accordingly.Daily Star: Mario Gotze has revealed he has no intention of leaving Bayern Munich and has claimed he is ‘happy’ at the Allianz Arena.

Also: Arsenal did make a loan bid for Aleksandr Kokorin in the summer but Dynamo Moscow believed he deserved more respect.Daily Mail: Security conscious Louis van Gaal has ordered a screen to be installed around the first-team training pitch at Manchester United’s training ground.Daily Express: Manchester United have been dealt another injury blow with Bastian Schweinsteiger the latest casualty.

Also: Jurgen Klopp has been officially confirmed as the new manager of Liverpool.Metro: Louis van Gaal is desperate to add Southampton attacker Sadio Mane to his Manchester United squad, according to reports.

Also: Arsenal made a loan approach for Aleksandr Kokorin during the summer transfer window, according to Dynamo Moscow manager Andrey Kolebev.

And: Chelsea striker Diego Costa has admitted he was overweight at the start of this season and says Jose Mourinho is not to blame for the Blues’ poor start to their campaign.Daily Telegraph: Diego Costa has admitted his poor start to the season is down to the fact he returned to Chelsea overweight this summer.The Times: Jürgen Klopp has become the highest-paid manager in Liverpool’s history after signing a three-year contract that will earn him up to £7 million a season in the most significant statement of intent yet from the club’s owner.

Also: The leadership of world football was plunged into chaos yesterday after its three most powerful figures were suspended over claims of corruption.The Guardian: Jürgen Klopp is the new Liverpool manager.

Also: Sunderland are cautiously optimistic they will be in a position to announce Sam Allardyce as their manager early next week after the 60-year-old agreed to open talks with Ellis Short, the club’s owner.


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Ian goes back to the very early days of CrunchSports, having been tirelessly covering soccer for us for over 10 years.

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