What today’s newspapers are saying: Sunday, May 11
Daily Mail: Fabio Capello has revealed that Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has chosen to retire because of the stress of managing in the Barclays Premier League. Also: Galatasaray plan to take advantage of John Terry’s predicament at Chelsea by signing him on a three-year contract worth up to £200,000 a week.
Daily Star: Andre Villas-Boas has urged the Tottenham board to break the bank to keep Gareth Bale. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson quit as Manchester United boss due to stress, according to Fabio Capello.
Daily Express: David Moyes insists his conscience is clear over his move to Manchester United, which came out of the blue. Also: Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has called on the club to end the speculation surrounding Gareth Bale by giving him a new contract now.
Daily Mirror: Manchester United’s players want Sir Alex Ferguson to be presented with the Premier League trophy tomorrow. Also: Wigan chairman Dave Whelan will lead his side out at Wembley today when they take on Manchester City in the FA Cup Final.
The Sun: Manchester United are lining up Karim Benzema as a replacement for Wayne Rooney. Also: Roberto Martinez has slapped a bubbly ban on his Cup final stars - but says their dressing room will be awash with Irn-Bru if they beat Manchester City.
The Guardian: Galatasaray are to test John Terry’s resolve to remain at Chelsea after the Turkish champions indicated they would be prepared to match the defender’s salary, and offer him regular first-team football, as they prepare a formal bid for his services. Also: Darren Ferguson has promised that his father, Sir Alex, will not interfere with the running of Manchester United when David Moyes takes over on 1 July.
Daily Telegraph: Roberto Mancini is battling to save his job as Manchester City manager at Wembley for the FA Cup final, with the club considering a deal to lure Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini to the Etihad Stadium. Also: David Moyes spoke of the “inner-devilment” driving him on, a quality that gives him a chance of succeeding at Manchester United.
The Times: Samir Nasri has an awful lot to get off his chest. This is less of an interview and more of a confession, an apology, an appeal, a mission statement. Also: Roberto Mancini was facing a losing battle to save his job last night, with Manchester City on the brink of securing a deal with Manuel Pellegrini on the eve of the FA Cup Final.
Independent: Manchester City’s FA Cup Final preparations have been overshadowed by suggestions from Spain that manager Roberto Mancini is set to be replaced by Manuel Pellegrini, who has told his Malaga players that he is leaving the club. Also: David Moyes, the Manchester United manager-designate, will sit down with Wayne Rooney and seek to thrash out the striker’s future as a matter of urgency.