wHAT today’s papers are saying, Saturday February 16, 2013
Daily Mirror: Roberto Mancini claims every Premier League manager will deserve the sack if Manchester City give him the boot. Also: Chelsea are signalling the end of Rafa Benitez`s troubled Stamford Bridge reign as two potential targets claimed they had been approached.
The Times: Roberto Mancini has ridiculed the suggestion he could be sacked by Manchester City if his team are knocked out of the FA Cup by Leeds tomorrow. Also: In the space of a heartfelt 405-word blog last night, Robbie Rogers, a United States winger, became the only openly gay player in English professional football and promptly announced his plan to “step away” from the sport at the age of 25.
The Sun: Roberto Mancini says if Manchester City axe him then EVERY Premier League manager should get the boot. Also: Alex Ferguson admits Manchester United`s No1 defensive duo of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand could be finished.
The Independent: Roberto Mancini has argued that if he is sacked then every other Premier League manager deserves to lose his job as well. Also: Mo Farah has one objective for the British Athletics Grand Prix at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham this afternoon.
Daily Mail: Pep Guardiola is ready to go head to head with Real Madrid once again in the £50million race to land Gareth Bale from Tottenham. Also: Former Leeds United midfielder Robbie Rogers came out as gay in his blog yesterday before apparently retiring from football.
Daily Star: Yossi Benayoun last night told Chelsea: You got it all wrong with Fernando Torres. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson believes his current crop of Manchester United stars are better than the one he led to their historic treble in 1999.
The Guardian: Levels of doping in sport are now worse than ever, and a new trans-national body is needed to combat wide-ranging corruption, according to the World Anti-Doping agency. Also: Roberto Mancini has staunchly defended his position, claiming that, if Manchester City should sack him, then every other Premier League club should also lose their manager.
Daily Telegraph: Sir Alex Ferguson is reluctant to draw comparisons between this campaign and Manchester United`s historic treble-winning season of 1999 but, in one regard, the veteran manager believes his present squad are already superior. Also: Former Leeds United winger Robbie Rogers has become the first professional football in Britain to come out as openly gay since Justin Fashanu.
Daily Express: Yossi Benayoun has accused Chelsea of mishandling Fernando Torres when he first arrived at Stamford Bridge with a £50million price tag. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United`s current squad shades his historic treble winners.