Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert is convinced Martin O'Neill can survive Sunderland's mini-slump and still go on to manage a European super-club after his "unbelievable success" at Villa.
BBC Sport: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert ranks Martin O'Neill as the biggest influence on his career along with Champions League-winning coach Ottmar Hitzfeld.
Daily Star: Paul Lambert's top lip won't twitch with fear as he faces up to a hair-raising Movember. The Aston Villa boss isn't growing a charity moustache but could be forgiven for sprouting a few more grey hairs over a scary fixture list.
Daily Express: Paul Lambert is not scared by Aston Villa's daunting fixture list - beginning with taking on his friend Martin O'Neill today.
Telegraph: Whatever else catches the eye at the Stadium of Light when Sunderland and Aston Villa meet on Saturday afternoon, part of the fun for connoisseurs of body language will be the capers in the technical area as Paul Lambert displays a repertoire of distinctive tics and foibles that bear a remarkable resemblance to those of his former mentor, Martin O'Neill.
The Sun: Paul Lambert insists Martin O'Neill would succeed at any of the Premier League's superpowers. That is why the Aston Villa boss dismisses the critics who are writing off O'Neill and claiming the Sunderland job is getting too big for him.
Sunderland Echo: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is sure his former boss Martin O'Neill will enjoy good times at Sunderland.
Irish Independent: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert believes his mentor Martin O'Neill will eventually have the opportunity to manage one of the Barclays Premier League's leading clubs.
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BBC Sport: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says his team believe they can finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
Sky Sports: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has played down speculation that he is planning a January swoop for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott.
BBC Sport: Manager Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal supporters not to abuse Robin van Persie when the striker plays against his old club on Saturday.
*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.