BB Round-up – Wenger backlash, West Ham to hijack move, Tottenham deal set to be confirmed

Chelsea manager Carlo AncelottiSome managers will be looking upon the FA Cup as welcome relief and a pleasant distraction from the pressures and stresses of the Premier League. The likes of Avram Grant, Gerard Houllier and Roy Hodgson could really do with a confidence boosting win this weekend, in order to kick-start their respective campaigns.

In the papers this morning there have been a mixed bag of stories that includes Ancelotti laughing off Chelsea protest; Pires’ fear for Aston Villa, while Roberto Mancini is full of praise for Sven Goran Eriksson.


Hodgson’s future looks bleak after press conference called off – Guardian

Ancelotti laughs off Chelsea protest – Guardian

We need new boss window – Sun

Spurs winger Bentley to have medical at Birmingham after agreeing loan deal – Daily Mail

Giggs: We would never collapse like Liverpool – Mirror

West Ham try to hijack Bridge move – Daily Telegraph

Beckham set to join Spurs this weekend – Guardian

Pires: Villa are heading for drop – Sun

Mancini full of praise for Eriksson – Daily Telegraph

Wenger leads backlash after Blatter announces winter World Cup in Qatar – Daily Mail

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