Wednesday media watch [14.05.14 AM]: Benteke on recovery
Birmingham Mail: Christian Benteke is determined to put a smile back on Villa fans' faces by returning to action sooner than expected next season. With the claret and blues in limbo while Randy Lerner tries to sell the club, Benteke has delivered a positive pledge to supporters.
Mirror: Paul Lambert will not quit Aston Villa despite the club being in limbo. Villa boss Lambert, 44, and chief executive Paul Faulkner are flying to the US for talks this weekend with owner Randy Lerner in their first meeting since the American revealed he has put the club up for sale.
Daily Express: Paul Lambert will be given the go-ahead this week to offer new deals to Ron Vlaar and Fabian Delph. Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner is keen to keep both players at the club, even though he is selling up.
Express and Star: Christian Benteke today targeted a swift return to Villa and vowed he will be back to his best. The striker has handed the claret and blues a major boost during a chaotic and uncertain time for the club and boss Paul Lambert.
Best Of The Rest
Daily Mail: New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will meet Ryan Giggs today to thrash out the Old Trafford legend's future at the club.
The Sun: The Premier League managerial merry-g-round gathered pace yesterday as Tim Sherwood was thrown out of the Tottenham hotseat - and Sam Allardyce was left clinging on at West Ham.
Daily Express: Tottenham want Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager after Tim Sherwood was sacked yesterday.
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