Football section summary:
The back page leads with the claim that time is running out for two managers in the Premiership today. Newcastle United play Aston Villa and they believe that whichever manager (Graeme Souness or David O'Leary) that loses will be sacked. Both teams have done poorly so far this season and were knocked out of the English League Cup in midweek.
Staying with the Premiership managerial merry-go-round, it's reported that Harry Redknapp quit as Southampton boss because he wasn't allowed to have talks about becoming manager at their local rivals Portsmouth. A job he is now most likely to be given.
There's an interesting feature on Arsenal forward Robin Van Persie who was recently accused of rape although has not been prosecuted. Van Persie talks about becoming Thierry Henry's strike partner, how he doesn't wish to inherit his compatriot Dennis Bergkamp's number 10 shirt at Highbury and how he must improve as a player in the future.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes former United captain Roy Keane and German playmaker Michael Ballack are both destined to join Real Madrid in the near future. Ferguson had originally been interested in signing Ballack but had decided there were other positions that were more important to fill.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has defended his captain John Terry after he was shown in a tabloid in a local bookies. Mourinho said that he would not try to change Terry, implying that English men are stuck in their habits. Certainly the English tabloids are stuck in their ways of trying to unsettle their own national team the season before a big international tournament. Next week Wayne Rooney will be photographed eating a Mars bar and the tabloids will be scandalised once more.
In other news Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has made up with his boss Rafa Benitez, Neil Warnock was turned off the vacant Portsmouth job after he continually heard Harry Redknapp's name in connection with it and one of Spanish champions Barcelona's key players Xavi has been ruled out with a knee injury for six months.