From the Back Pages, January 10: What crisis? David Moyes shortlisted for December Manager of the Month award

From the back pages
From the back pages

David Moyes is an unlikely contender for Barclays Manager of the Month after winning four and drawing one of his side’s league games in December. (Mirror)

West Bromwich Albion have sprung a surprise by naming Pepe Mel as their new head coach, finally bringing their four-week search for Steve Clarke’s replacement to a close. (The Telegraph)

Robert Lewandowski is considering hiring personal security for the last few months of his Borussia Dortmund contract. (Daily Mail)

WEST HAM could be set to miss out on the loan signing of Inter Milan striker Ishak Belfodil after Fiorentina declared an interest in the player. (The Express)

The England cricket hierarchy could find out as soon as Thursday whether Kevin Pietersen intends to play in the Indian Premier League this year and, in doing so, risk his Test future, with the batsman likely to be retained by Delhi Daredevils. (The Independent)

The Tour de France organisers are set to establish a long-term presence on British soil with the founding of a three-day stage race in Yorkshire set to be run in May 2015 on the back of this year’s Tour start. (The Guardian)

George Ford has been confirmed as Toby Flood’s replacement in a 35-man England squad for the RBS Six Nations Championship. The Bath fly half is one of five uncapped players named today by Stuart Lancaster for the opening game, against France, on February 1. (The Times)