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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor was gutted to have to tell John Hartson he would not be the new manager of the Staggies, after deciding to name Jim McIntyre as the new boss. (Daily Record)

McIntyre insists being sacked by Dunfermline in 2010 has helped make him a better manager. (Various)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has backed McIntyre to be a big hit with the Highland outfit. (Scottish Sun)

Striker Iain Russell reckons veteran midfielder James Fowler is the ideal man to replace McIntyre as manager of Queen of the South. (Various)

The Scottish Football Association have dismissed fears that a yes vote in the independence referendum will impact on Glasgow's bid to host games in Euro 2020. (Daily Record)

Mike Ashley is ready to sever his ties with Newcastle United in order to increase his stake in Rangers. (Various)

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Gary McAllister believes Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod is on his way to the top

Former Scotland midfielder Gary McAllister believes Rangers kid Lewis Macleod is destined to be a star of the future. (Scottish Daily Mail)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has used the international break to reflect on his difficult start to life with the Scottish champions. (Daily Record)

And Parkhead midfielder Stefan Johansen says being named man of the match was no consolation after his Norway side lost 2-0 to Italy in Euro 2016 qualifying. (Scottish Sun)

New Celtic signing John Guidetti insists he will always love Kenya, after the Swede revealed he stayed in the African nation for five years as a youngster. (Scottish Sun)

Wakaso Mubarak's former coach at Elche, David Vidal, says the winger will shine at Celtic if he grows up and puts his disciplinary problems behind him. (Scottish Sun)

Barry Bannan insists the Euro 2016 campaign is Scotland's best chance of qualifying for a major finals since he became involved in the national side. (Daily Record)

Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes Scott Arfield should be in line for a Scotland call-up on the back of his sensational start to the English Premier League campaign. (Scottish Sun)

Dundee boss Paul Hartley has revealed Gordon Strachan is his role model in management. (Daily Record)

Hibernian are ready to appoint two supporters to the club's board, according to chief executive Leeann Dempster. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow will not play host to a Diamond League athletics event next season as the meet will be returning to London, officials have confirmed. (Daily Record)

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