From the Back Pages, May 5: Steve McClaren insists he will be in charge of Derby next season after rejecting the chance to replace John Carver at Newcastle

From the back pages
From the back pages

Steve McClaren has given Derby County assurances he will be the club’s head coach next season – after turning down the offer to manage Newcastle United for their final three fixtures. (Daily Mail)

If he is about to say farewell to the Old Lady at the end of this season, Andrea Pirlo has already played out the perfect ending to the script in his mind’s eye. The Juventus midfielder, who faces a reunion in Turin on Tuesday night with the Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti – the man he describes as a footballing father figure – lifted the World Cup with Italy in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium nine years ago and the same venue can set the seal on his glorious Indian summer with Juve. (The Telegraph)

The fallout from England’s disappointing tour of the West Indies has continued with Jonathan Trott announcing his retirement from all international cricket, and Peter Moores, the England head coach, pleading for support. (The Times)

Former England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves is in intensive care after suffering a “severe stroke” on Sunday, his family have confirmed. (The Independent)

CHELSEA boss Jose Mourinho has rubbished the possibility of matching Sir Alex Ferguson’s haul of 13 Premier League titles. (The Express)

Andy Murray described his first clay-court victory as an “honour” as he ended a 39-year wait for a British men’s winner on the surface by taking the BMW Open in Munich. (The Guardian)

Alastair Cook insisted ‘this is not the time for an inquiry’ after his side lost in Barbados and drew the series. (The Mirror)