Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston has been highly critical of the club's previous owner Sir David Murray, claiming he ran the organisation as a "dictatorship" and sold his majority shareholding to Craig Whyte out of panic.

Johnston also feels Murray "lost his business discipline" in the last few years of his Ibrox tenure.

Full story: Daily Record

Ticketus, the firm whose cash advance funded Whyte's takeover, will not oppose a company voluntary arrangement after agreeing a cash deal with Rangers but will step up their legal fight with Whyte.

The ticket firm are one of Rangers' main creditors as the club seek to come out of administration.

Full story: Sun

Should Rangers overturn their 12-month transfer ban, they have set their sights on free agent Ian Black, who has just left Hearts.

Full story: Daily Record

Former Rangers striker Nacho Novo has urged prospective owner Charles Green to appoint Walter Smith as chairmain.

Full story: Daily Record

Kenny Miller says fellow striker Steven Fletcher will regret snubbing Scotland for the rest of his career and has backed coach Craig Levein's decision not to pick the Wolves player.

But Miller says it is not to late for Fletcher to rejoin him in the national team. (Various)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes top scorer Gary Hooper deserves to be one of the club's top earners as they look to tie down the strikers on a new deal. (Various)

And Huddersfield Town's Jordan Rhodes could be joining Hooper in the Celtic attack with the youngster Lennon's top summer target.

Full story: Daily Express

Meanwhile, Rosenborg have confirmed Celtic's interest in midfielder Markus Henriksen.

Full story: Daily Record

Hearts' Scottish Cup-winning goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald is a target for Derek McInnes's Bristol City.

Full story: Sun

Dundee United are weighing up a move for free agent Zander Diamond.

Full story: Daily Express

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown has confirmed Kari Arnason has played his last match for the Dons as the veteran boss seeks a deal to sign Jonny Hayes and Jeroen Tesselaar.

Full story: Sun

St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas is keen on Hibernian winger Ivan Sproule.

Full story: Sun

Striker Garry O'Connor will follow Ian Murray out of the Hibernian exit door.

Full story: Scotsman

OTHER GOSSIP

New Peebles coach Peter Wright believes Scottish Rugby are missing a trick by not considering club coaches for the top jobs at Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors.

Full story: Scotsman

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