From the Back Pages, May 14: John Terry signs one-year contract extension to stay at Chelsea

From the back pages
From the back pages

John Terry has signed a new one-year contract at Chelsea after agreeing terms to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge into a 17th senior campaign, with the former England captain becoming the first of a trio of senior players whose deals are due to expire next month to commit his future to the club. (The Guardian)

Holland coach Louis van Gaal has again refused to answer questions on the prospects of him becoming Manchester United manager. (Daily Mail)

Tim Sherwood was this morning sacked by Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy. (Telegraph)

Manchester United are to undertake another major break with the past, parting company with Rio Ferdinand this summer after deciding not to renew his contract. (The Independent)

DJIBRIL CISSE’S son has rejected a host of Premier League clubs in favour of Crewe Alexandra. (The Express)

Ben Stokes, one of very few players who would be a certainty in any England squad, is ready to resume training after breaking his wrist in an act of temper in the Caribbean, but he is still likely to miss the opening matches in all formats under the new regime. (The Times)

No, it’s not a zombie movie – cricket fans can officially get excited at the ‘Return of the Fred’. Freddie Flintoff, the one-time national hero in white, is set to pull on the red of Lancashire Lightning for an ­astonishing T20 comeback. (The Mirror)