From the back pages, January 16: referees see red over let-off for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany

Vincent Kompany with Joe Hart
Vincent Kompany with Joe Hart

Referees are in a rage after Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany had his red card rescinded yesterday. (The Express)

Pep Guardiola has fuelled the intrigue surrounding his future by stressing his desire to work in England. Guardiola sent a message of congratulations to the Football Association as they prepared to launch their 150th anniversary celebrations in London on Wednesday. (The Daily Mail)

Really!? Wenger claims he can’t spend big because Arsenal squad is TOO GOOD! ‘We have a good squad. I know we swim against the stream a bit because people don’t believe that’ says Gunners boss. (The Mirror)

Rafa Benitez says every proper Chelsea fan wants him to succeed. And he denies the poisonous atmosphere at Stamford Bridge is getting to his players. (The Sun)

Andre Villas-Boas has admitted that Chelsea were right to dismiss him after only nine months in charge, and said that he had learnt from his mistakes of last season. (The Telegraph)

Sven-Goran Eriksson has swapped Thailand for Germany after joining 1860 Munich’s coaching staff. (The Guardian)

David Beckham will deliver a video message at the FA’s 150th anniversary launch party today as a host of stars from the game gather at the place of its birth in 1863. (The Times)

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