From the Back Pages, December 3: Tottenham’s André Villas-Boas acted ‘immaturely’ says Sam Allardyce

From the back pages
From the back pages

The West Ham manager, Sam Allardyce, has suggested that André Villas-Boas acted “immaturely” by criticising the press coverage of his management of Spurs. (The Guardian)

TOTTENHAM are weighing up a sensational £30 million move for former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi. (The Express)

Manchester United know they need to offer £29.3million for Marco Reus to trigger his buy-out clause with Borussia Dortmund. The key is whether 24-year-old Reus wants to leave mid-season. The Germans are pushing to convince him to sign a revised contract so they can change his clause and the player maintains he is content at Dortmund despite the club going through a period of transition. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted he was left hurt by the club’s defeat to Hull yesterday before telling his players to quickly bounce back. (The Mirror)

England manager Roy Hodgson insists location rather than opposition is the biggest concern for him as he awaits Friday’s 2014 World Cup draw. Hodgson will learn when and where England’s group stage matches will be played when the draw takes place in Salvador, Brazil. (The Telegraph)

Neil Warnock once joked if he ever became Sheffield Wednesday manager he would do his best to get them relegated, instead he may become the man tasked with keeping the Championship club up. (The Independent)

Tom Daley was praised for challenging the “last bastion of homophobia” yesterday as a video in which he outed himself was watched by more than a million people. (The Times)