Friday's Scottish Gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dundee captain Kevin Thomson says he has a manager - Paul Hartley - who believes in him after his strained time at Hibernian under Terry Butcher. (Daily Record)

Former Motherwell and Inverness boss Butcher, on gardening leave from Hibs, reckons his days of managing in Scotland may be over. (Daily Record)

Rangers are set to complete the signing of 30-year-old former Hearts defender Marius Zaliukas. (The Sun)

Ronny Deila wants Scotland's player of the year Kris Commons to sign a new deal as he enters the final year of his contract at Celtic. (Various)

Craig Levein insists he does not feel "burned" by the experience of managing the Scotland national team. (Various)

St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown warns that the club's Scottish Cup win has not generated enough money to sign new players. (Daily Record)

Dylan McGeouch, having played in Celtic's three friendly matches in Austria, says he is enjoying playing under new manager Deila and hopes to establish himself in the first team in the coming season. (Daily Mail)

David Clarkson will find out in the next 24 hours if he is to be offered a new contract at Motherwell. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Rory McIlroy drove the ball more than 400 yards on his way to a course record 64 on the first day of the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen. (Various)

East Kilbride's Marc Warren says the Scottish Open is like "a fifth major" to the home players. (Daily Mail)