From the back pages, January 19: Meet the new man at Southampton - Boss Pochettino unveiled

Nigel Adkins
Nigel Adkins

New Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino promised to try and win over his club’s fans with ‘hard work and honesty’ after his whirlwind appointment following Nigel Adkins’ ruthless sacking. The little-known 40-year-old replaced Adkins in the St Mary’s hotseat this morning, with the popular Adkins sacked despite taking the club to 15th in the Barclays Premier League after back-to-back promotions. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has signed a contract extension with the Barclays Premier League club. The England international would have been a free agent at the end of the season, and Arsenal have been in protracted negotiations to seal a lucrative extension which would make Walcott among the highest paid players at the club with what is understood to be a three-and-half-year contract worth close to £100,000-a-week, and boosted by a lucrative signing on fee. (The Express)

Wes Sneijder’s chances of a Liverpool move rest on him taking a pay cut of up to £100,000 a WEEK. The Dutch playmaker is out in the cold at Inter Milan and Liverpool are long-time admirers — but his salary of 6million Euros a year AFTER TAX is way over the Reds’ budget. (The Sun)

Chelsea face the prospect of another high-profile snub if they formally approach Jurgen Klopp to be their next manager, with the Borussia Dortmund coach expected to favour the possibility of succeeding Joachim Low as Germany coach. (The Telegraph)

Roberto Mancini says he was not worried by the possibility of Pep Guardiola taking over as manager at Manchester City, despite the former Barcelona coach having said this week that he wanted to manage a club in the Premier League. Guardiola instead agreed on a three-year contract at Bayern Munich starting next season. (The Guardian)

Alan Pardew has warned that Newcastle United will run the risk of relegation if they do not significantly strengthen their squad this month, although the manager is adamant that the club will not abandon their much-vaunted transfer policy or pay “silly money” for new players. (The Times)