UK Back Pages: Pep Guardiola to Man City Is the 'Best Deadline Day Deal Ever'

Ryan BaileyFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2016

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The back pages on the morning after transfer deadline day are typically filled with details on the latest exciting player movements. However, one story dominates the news cycle on Tuesday morning, and it's the confirmation that Pep Guardiola will be Manchester City's manager next season. 

The Times calls it "the greatest deadline day signing ever," noting that he will cost the Citizens £15 million a year:

The Daily Mail and the Mirror both went with "changing of the guard" puns, with the latter also giving some column inches to John Cross' exclusive claim that John Terry has been given the opportunity to join Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola in Qatar:

The Daily Express believes the managerial merry-go-round will drop Manuel Pellegrini off at Stamford Bridge next season: 

The Sun also focuses on Guardiola's new role while claiming that a £75 million bid for Robert Lewandowski could be on the cards:

The Guardian dedicates most of the back page to Guardiola, claiming that the Spaniard will have around £150 million available to shape his squad:

The Telegraph concurs with the Times' view that this is the best deadline day deal ever:

The Daily Star leads with a rather unflattering picture of Guardiola while claiming that the stage is set for Jose Mourinho at the Theatre of Dreams: