From the Back Pages, September 9: How FA spurned chance to get Pep Guardiola as England manager

From the back pages
From the back pages

Pep Guardiola sought an interview for the England manager’s job last year but the Football Association did not take up the opportunity. Instead they gave the job to Roy Hodgson because they were determined to appoint an Englishman. (Independent)

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has called on the government and Football Association to explore ways to limit the number of foreign players in the Premier League. (The Telegraph)

England will need to be on their game if they are to beat Ukraine on Tuesday night, according to Frank Lampard. (The Mirror)

SEBASTIAN VETTEL savoured his sixth victory of the season with a faultless drive at Monza. (The Express)

Stiliyan Petrov was the star of the show at Celtic Park on Sunday afternoon. The former Aston Villa and Celtic midfielder was holding a charity game between a legends side and a team of Celtic heroes. Petrov is in remission from acute leukaemia and when the clock hit the 19th minute - his squad number - the entire sell-out crowd stood up as one to show their appreciation for the 34-year-old. (Daily Mail)

Tokyo has won the race to stage the 2020 Olympic Games after calming fears about radioactive leaks at the Fukushima nuclear plant. (The Times)

Australia, with their captain Michael Clarke at the helm in both phases of the game, thrashed England by 88 runs, a victory that gives them an early advantage in this series but which may also have an impact on the Ashes contest in November. (The Guardian)