Global Sports : Paper Talk: New Simeone Deal

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Monday’s newspaper review:
DAILY MIRROR
Diego Simeone, who is attracting attention from Manchester City should they decide to sack Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the season, is set to sign a new deal at Atletico Madrid which is reported to run until 2020.
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard insists he takes full responsibility for his side’s defeat following his 38-second red card against Manchester United on Sunday.
Referee’s Chief Mike Riley has backed Tony Pulis’ call for video technology after another case of mistaken identity saw the wrong West Brom defender sent off against Manchester City at the weekend.
Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey claims he side will need a miracle to survive in the Premier League following their 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Everton.
DAILY MAIL
Retired referee Graham Poll praised Martin Atkinson for his handling of the Liverpool-Manchester United match on Sunday saying “He used his experience and common sense to ensure he had a positive influence on the game.”
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has praised West Ham boss Sam Allardyce and cannot understand why his job at Upton Park is under threat.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says French striker Olivier Giroud is ‘world class’ following his two goals against Newcastle over the weekend.
INDEPENDENT
Jose Mourinho fears Diego Costa’s ongoing hamstring problems could hinder his side’s chances of winning the Premier League title.
Nigel Pearson, who had Harry Kane on loan at Leicester two years ago, admits he is surprised by the Tottenham striker’s meteoric rise over the past six months.
Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard insists it is far too early to be talking of sacking manager Manuel Pellegrini should he fail to deliver a second title to the Etihad in two years.
THE SUN
Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike is threatening to quit Turkish club Fenerbache after being racially abused by his own fans.
Police have opened an investigation into an incident where Dagenham’s Joss Labadie is alleged to have bitten Stevenage defender Ronnie Henry during their match on Saturday.
THE TIMES
Columnist Matthew Syed says in-form Tottenham striker Harry Kane reminds him of West German great Gerd Muller as well as other hot shots Ruud van Nistelrooy and Gary Lineker.
Ex-Chelsea and Republic of Ireland striker Tony Cascarino does not think Cesc Fabregas will be first choice at Stamford Bridge next season.
Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood says he is not about to panic despite Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat by Swansea leaving his side perilously close to the relegation zone.
THE GUARDIAN
Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat says his side will have to play ‘ugly’ if they are to preserve their Premier League status over the next eight matches.
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says midfielder James McArthur should be ’embarrassed’ for appearing to dive during his side’s 2-1 win at Stoke over the weekend.
DAILY RECORD
Efe Ambrose is urging Celtic boss Ronny Deila to do everything in his power to keep on-loan Jason Denayer at Parkhead.
On the 20th anniversary of the death of Davie Cooper, former Rangers manager and Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness says one of his biggest regrets while boss at Ibrox was allowing the Scotland international to leave when he did.
Rangers manager Stuart McCall has vowed to join Hearts in the Premiership next season after his side’s 2-0 victory at Easter Road closed the gap on second-placed Hibs to three points.

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