UK Back Pages: Eden Hazard Apologises to Jose Mourinho for Poor Chelsea Form

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterFebruary 5, 2016

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14:  Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea speaks with Eden Hazard of Chelsea as he receives medical treatment during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on December14, 2015 in Leicester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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As news trickles out that Jose Mourinho is nearing a return to the managerial ranks, per Dan Roan and Simon Stone of BBC Sport, one of his former pupils has reached out to make things right with the former Chelsea boss. 

In the Times, last season's Player of the Year, Eden Hazard, reached out to apologise to the Portuguese boss for his poor form, which may have contributed to Mourinho's Stamford Bridge downfall. 

Saturday's Times Sport:
Eden Hazard confesses
I texted José to say sorry for my bad form.#tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/Zcar1ILhlG

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 5, 2016

Meanwhile, in the Sun, there's a few brewing rows between veteran players and their bosses. Louis van Gaal has rejected notions from Wayne Rooney that they have more freedom to play now, and John Terry and Chelsea's board are also feuding. 

Saturday's Sun back page:
LVG Roo Rap#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc pic.twitter.com/9uNSEIvyD1

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 5, 2016

The Daily Mail also perpetuate the rumour that Mourinho has entered contract talks with Manchester United. 

Saturday's Daily Mail back page:
Exclusive - Jose for United#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc pic.twitter.com/sqAg1FvR1A

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 5, 2016

The Mirror feed the Neymar-to-Manchester City rumour, even though Lluis Miguelsanz of Catalan-based daily Sport reported Pep Guardiola won't target Barcelona players. 

Saturday's Daily Mirror back page:
Exclusive - Pulling Power#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mcfc pic.twitter.com/BqEP7IaY6v

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 5, 2016

Daniel Sturridge's uncertain future is discussed in Star Sport, with the paper reporting that Jurgen Klopp says he's going nowhere. They also report that Chelsea are after Italy boss Antonio Conte. 

Saturday's Daily Star back page:
All FOUR nothing#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mcfc pic.twitter.com/Jc7pye7ohZ

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 5, 2016