what today’s papers are saying:
DAILY STAR: Fabio Capello WILL take John Terry to Euro 2012 - despite the defender being axed as England captain. Also: Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has held clear-the-air talks with chairman Steve Morgan over his dressing room rant at the players.
DAILY MIRROR: Fabio Capello’s relationship with his FA bosses is in chaos today after John Terry was stripped of the England captaincy. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has backed David De Gea ahead of tomorrow’s showdown with Chelsea, confident the goalkeeper will cut out his mistakes.
DAILY EXPRESS: John Terry will consider quitting the England team, with the FA decision to remove him as captain also leaving Fabio Capello furious and feeling undermined. Also: New England captain Chris Robshaw last night urged his team to make their country proud when the post-World Cup era begins at Scotland against Murrayfield today.
THE SUN: Fuming Fabio Capello has vowed to pick John Terry for Euro 2012 - despite fears it will split England’s dressing room. Also: Andre Villas-Boas admits he is haunted by the ghost of Jose Mourinho.
DAILY MAIL: John Terry was stripped of the England captaincy for the second time yesterday and a number of team-mates believe he should not be picked by Fabio Capello while allegations of racism persist. Also: England were last night placed on high alert about the threat of a wet and wild Calcutta Cup showdown at Murrayfield as Andy Robinson warned that his Scotland team will aim to create chaos and ‘mayhem’ today.
THE GUARDIAN: The Football Association’s decision to remove the England captaincy from John Terry has left him contemplating whether to quit international football in protest and comes at a time when he is facing a potential mutiny within Fabio Capello’s squad. Also: Roberto Mancini has admitted that the gamble on signing Owen Hargreaves has not paid off, confirming what many suspected to be the case, when David Pizarro was brought in from Italy as cover, that the midfielder is still not deemed fit enough to resume his career and now seems unlikely to find a significant role in the club.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Fabio Capello has been left “furious” after he was not consulted over the decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy yesterday. Also: Andre Villas-Boas admitted yesterday that Chelsea have not progressed since September but that they would challenge for the title next season.
THE TIMES: Fabio Capello has urged John Terry not to retire from international football despite the potential for a split in the dressing room if he continues to play for England. Also: Andre Villas-Boas praised John Terry last night as a man of “great personal convictions” after confirming that he will remain captain of Chelsea.
THE INDEPENDENT: The England manager, Fabio Capello, is understood to have misgivings about the decision by the Football Association board to strip John Terry of the England captaincy. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager, said yesterday that his players should rise above the temptation to refuse pre-match handshakes and suggested that Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra should both put race issues in the past when they encounter Chelsea’s John Terry and Liverpool’s Luis Suarez on the field of play.