READ about this and other top stories making the sports headlines in today’s UK national newspapers - Saturday, June 4, 2011.
THE SUN: Fabio Capello last night urged England to hammer Sepp Blatter’s Switzerland today. Also: John Terry wants Guus Hiddink back as Chelsea boss.
DAILY MIRROR: Argentine FIFA attack dog Julio Grondona is at the centre of a match-fixing probe into their side’s friendly defeat in Nigeria. Also: John Terry last night urged England to handle teenage sensation Jack Wilshere with care.
DAILY EXPRESS: John Terry has rolled out the welcome mat for Guus Hiddink to return as Chelsea manager. Also: Bookmakers will be dealt a £20 million hammering if Carlton House delivers the Queen her first victory in the Derby this afternoon.
DAILY STAR: John Terry wants England to swat the Swiss and Chelsea to go Dutch. Also: Arsene Wenger has targeted Jermaine Defoe as the man to fire a title challenge next season.
DAILY MAIL: Fabio Capello yesterday vowed to deliver his England players to next year’s European Championship finals in perfect shape after admitting he made a big mistake in his World Cup preparations. Also: England bounced back from a nightmare start to the second npower Test against Sri Lanka but Kevin Pietersen’s demons continued to haunt him at Lord’s yesterday.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: The England manager Fabio Capello has said that his players have been training “like children” ahead of this afternoon’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley. Also: Rafael Nadal beat Andy Murray 6-4 7-5 6-4 yesterday in their French Open semi-final.
INDEPENDENT: Liverpool have demonstrated their determination to invest heavily in young talent to take them back to the Champions League elite with an £8m offer for Ipswich Town’s Connor Wickham, one of the brightest talents in the English game.
THE GUARDIAN: John Terry would welcome the reappointment of Guus Hiddink as Chelsea manager and believes the Dutchman’s return to the club would provide some much-needed stability.
THE TIMES: John Terry called on Chelsea yesterday to appoint Guus Hiddink as the club’s new manager.