From the Back Pages, September 27: José Mourinho ‘cried’ after being overlooked for Manchester United job

From the back pages
From the back pages

José Mourinho is said to have broken down in tears at the news that David Moyes had been given the Manchester United job. The allegation is contained in a book by the respected Spanish journalist Diego Torres, who writes for El País. (The Guardian)

Andre Villas-Boas reveals he gave serious consideration to PSG move, but opted to ‘stay a second year’ at Tottenham. (The Independent)

Fifa, football’s governing body, announced today that it is “very concerned” by reports of abuse of migrant workers in Qatar, its highly controversial choice as host nation for the 2022 World Cup. (The Times)

LIVERPOOL are poised to offer Luis Suarez a new contract at the end of the season - to ward off interest from Arsenal and Real Madrid. (The Express)

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre says that Luis Suarez’s bite on Branislav Ivanovic - and other controversies - damaged the club’s brand. (The Mirror)

Dominic Sibley swapped school books for record books by becoming the youngest batsman in County Championship history to score a double century. (The Telegraph)

Andre Villas-Boas claims he ‘doesn’t care about’ Chelsea as he prepares to come face to face with Jose Mourinho. Villas-Boas was sacked by Chelsea in 2012 and they went on to win the Champions League under Roberto di Matteo. He said: ‘I don’t care about Chelsea, it’s not my responsibility.’ (Daily Mail)