WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Birmingham City, Cheslea, Wigan Athletic, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Everton and Arsenal.
DAILY MIRROR: Arsenal are set to make their first signing of the summer with the capture of Argentine midfielder Ricardo Alvarez from Velez Sarsfield.
They left it late - but Wigan and Wolves saved their Premier League skins with minutes to spare. Also: Carlo Ancelotti was last night ruthlessly sacked by Chelsea and dubbed a failure for only finishing second.
THE SUN: Alex Ferguson hoisted the Premier League trophy and asked: “What’s all this nonsense about this not being a great side?” Also: Birmingham and Blackpool slid out of the Premier League on a rollercoaster final day; Chelsea sacked boss Carlo Ancelotti last night - and Blues fans immediately demanded the return of Jose Mourinho.
DAILY MAIL: Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is in the frame for a dramatic return to Chelsea. The self-styled Special One has patched up his differences with Blues owner Roman Abramovich.
Chelsea have turned their attention to Guus Hiddink and the shock name of Jose Mourinho as they seek a replacement for the sacked Carlo Ancelotti. Also: Drenched in champagne and draped in a blue and white banner that declared ‘We Are Staying Up’, Wigan chairman Dave Whelan danced with his players on the pitch at Stoke yesterday as they celebrated another dramatic escape from relegation.
DAILY EXPRESS: Birmingham and Blackpool were relegated yesterday on one of the most incredible afternoons in the history of the Premier League. Also: Manchester United celebrated winning the Premier League after receiving the trophy at Old Trafford following their 4-2 defeat of Blackpool; Carlo Ancelotti was sacked in a corridor at Goodison Park less than an hour after Chelsea lost their final game of the season.
DAILY STAR: Roberto Martinez inspired his side to a stunning last-gasp escape from the drop at Stoke. Also: Blackpool and Birmingham lost the great last-day lottery yesterday; Carlo Ancelotti was axed by Chelsea yesterday - just minutes after their end-of-season defeat to 10-man Everton.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: When the epitaph is written on Blackpool’s season it will be a simple inscription, a few words borrowed from their charismatic leader Ian Holloway. It will read: “We Had A Go”. Also: Chelsea last night sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti within two hours of their season ending with a 1-0 defeat at Everton.
THE TIMES: Carlo Ancelotti was an instant casualty on a tension-filled ‘Survival Sunday’ yesterday when the Chelsea manager was sacked within an hour of his side’s 1-0 defeat away to Everton. Also: In what eventually came down to golf’s Battle of Britain, Ian Poulter dug deep into his reserves yesterday to claim a hard-fought victory over Luke Donald in the final of the Volvo World Math Play Championship at Finca Cortesin, in southern Spain.
THE GUARDIAN: The small margins left Birmingham City with a pain that will feel limitless over the course of a summer spent pondering the season to come in the Championship. Also: Chelsea acted ruthlessly last night by sacking Carlo Ancelotti within an hour of the final fixture of the Premier League season, with last year’s double-winning manager informed of their decision in a corridor at Goodison Park.
THE INDEPENDENT: The last member of the opposition to be afforded a standing ovation by Old Trafford was Ronaldo - the original Ronaldo, in 2003 - so Ian Holloway, who left to a rapturous farewell from the home fans, can count himself among illustrious company. Also: Chelsea sacked their double-winning manager Carlo Ancelotti in a corridor at Goodison Park minutes after the club’s 1-0 defeat to Everton yesterday.