Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is at the centre of new cheat allegations after admitting he took a dive in his club’s game against Stoke City. Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester United and Southampton also feature in today’s national newspaper headlines.
THE SUN: Wayne Rooney looked to the heavens in memory of his sister-in-law firing an FA Cup third-round replay winner. Also: Luis Suarez has admitted diving for Liverpool to try and help them win a game. Also: Pep Guardiola last night broke Premier League hearts by agreeing to take over as Bayern Munich boss.
DAILY MAIL: Roman Abramovich’s worst fears came true when Pep Guardiola snubbed Chelsea’s millions to join Bayern Munich. Also: England are in talks to bring old foes Argentina to Wembley as the final piece of their 150th anniversary celebrations.
DAILY MIRROR: Luis Suarez is at the centre of a new ‘cheat’ storm after admitting he took a dive against Stoke. Also: Arsene Wenger labelled Jack Wilshere “outstanding” after he bailed out Arsenal’s strikers with a late winner.
DAILY EXPRESS: Pep Guardiola last night finally turned his back on the Premier League when he signed a £27million three-year deal to become the new coach of Bayern Munich at the end of this season. Also: Luis Suarez has admitted he cheated to try to win a penalty against Stoke earlier this season.
DAILY STAR: Pep Guardiola last night delivered a huge snub for Roman Abramovich and moneybags Manchester City. Also: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has admitted deliberately going to ground in a bid to win a penalty against Stoke earlier this season.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Pep Guardiola delivered a resounding snub to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich yesterday, agreeing a three-year deal to become manager of Bayern Munich from next season. Also: An evening that began with good news from Germany ended in cold comfort at home for Rafael Benitez, as Chelsea tossed away a 2-0 lead to be held to a draw by Southampton.
THE TIMES: Rafael Benitez’s application to be given the Chelsea manager’s job on a permanent basis now that Pep Guardiola, Roman Abramovich’s preferred candidate, is out of the running got off to a dismal start as the Spaniard watched his side through away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with relegation-threatened Southampton at Stamford Bridge last night. Luis Suarez, the Liverpool forward, believes his status as the Barclays Premier League’s pantomime villain can be attributed to a suspicion of a media inherently biased to Manchester United.
THE GUARDIAN: The Premier League’s elite have suffered a painful reality check after Pep Guardiola, the most coveted coach in world football, turned his back on a prospective move to England and was confirmed as the next manager of Bayern Munich. Also: If Manchester United do go on to win their first FA Cup for nine years, then the story of how they overcame West Ham on a freezing night will quickly be lost in the small print.
THE INDEPENDENT: The worst fears of the Chelsea hierarchy were confirmed yesterday when Pep Guardiola, football’s most sought-after out-of-work coach, agreed a three-year contract to take over at Bayern Munich from next season. Also: Rafael Benitez may not be keeping the Stamford Bridge dugout warm for Pep Guardiola any more but the Spaniard’s prospects of staying on himself receded further last night as Chelsea let slip a two-goal lead at home to Southampton.