Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

With anger at Rangers in Scottish football at boiling point, the SFA has moved closer to booting the beleagured club out of the game. (The Daily Record)

The Ibrox club, must either accept the original 12-month transfer ban or risk being banned form Scottish football. (The Daily Mail)

And FC Sion owner Christian Constantin has urged Rangers to fight FIFA all the way. (The Scottish Sun)

Ibrox midfielder Alejandro Bedoya has described prospective owner Charles Green's plans for the club as awe-inspiring (The Scottish Sun)

But the Rangers Fans Fighting Fund want Green to 'put his cards on the table'. (Various)

Meanwhile, a Scotland fans' spokesman has accused the SPL of 'pandering to the Old Firm'. (Daily Express)

Norwich City have put Celtic boss Neil Lennon in the frame to replace his former teammate Paul Lambert as manager. (Various)

And Celtic have finally told defender Darren O'Dea he can leave the club on a free transfer. (Various)

While the Parkhead club are keeping tabs on Swansea striker Stephen Dobbie. (Daily Express)

Fellow Celtic target, French striker Gaetan Charbonnier, has admitted to being flattered to be linked with a move to Glasgow. (The Herald)

Axed Hibernian star Ian Murray says manager Pat Fenlon has broken his heart, but hopes the Irishman is given time to rebuild at the club. (The Daily Record)

Hibs fans have invited board members to a meeting to discuss the way forward for the club. (The Scotsman)

And James McPake is willing to sacrifice £200,000 to ensure he gets a move to Hibs. (The Scottish Sun)

Hibs are also puruing a deal for Slovak international defender Lubo Michalik. (The Daily Mail)

While Hearts defender Danny Grainger is confident of being fit for the start of the season after undergoing a groin operation. (Various)

Dundee Utd manager Peter Houston believes he has signed a couple of midfield maestros after persuading mark Millar to join Michael Gardyne at Tannadice. (The Daily Record)

St Johnstone have beaten a host of clubs to sign former St Mirren striker Nigel Hasselbaink. (Various)

Ex-St Mirren player Jeroen Tesselaer has been offered a deal by Kilmarnock, while MK Dons have joined the race to sign free agent Danny Swanson. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

John Spencer, the Scottish manager of American side Portland Timbers, was left embarrassed by a cup defeat to amateurs Cal, with former Rasngers striker Kris Boyd missing a penalty. (Various)

And Celtic striker Georgios Samaras also missed a penalty as Greece beat Armenia in a friendly last night. (The Daily Record)

Regional performance school coach Ian Cathro has quit his post with the SFA to become assistant coach at Portuguese side Rio Ave. (The Daily Record)

And the USA have been brought down to earth following their 5-1 demolition of Scotland as they lost 4-1 at home to Brazil. (Various)

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