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Rangers manager Ally McCoist faces an uncertain future after Mike Ashley seized effective control of the Ibrox club. (The Sun - subscription required)

Ashley wants Essex businessman Stephen Mucklow as well as former Newcastle United chief executive Derek Llambias on the Rangers board after striking a deal to loan the club £2m. (Sunday Mail)

But Ashley's growing involvement at Rangers is attracting the attention of the Scottish Football Association, given the Englishman's substantial stake in Newcastle and an agreement that he cannot own more than 10% of the Ibrox club. (Sunday Herald)

However, there is nothing the authorities can do to stop Ashley taking full control of Rangers. (Sunday Mail)

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley
Ashley's influence at Rangers appears to be growing

Celtic manager Ronny Deila is trying to keep defender Jason Denayer and striker John Guidetti beyond their current loans from Manchester City, which run until the summer. (Sunday Herald)

Goalkeeper Craig Gordon has praised the professionalism of his Celtic team-mate Mikael Lustig during his baby daughter's recent mystery illness. (Sunday Express)

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs insists he is focussing on the possibility of an 11-point gap between his side and Edinburgh rivals Hearts rather than a 17-point differential as the two sides prepare to meet at Easter Road on Sunday lunchtime. (Sunday Herald)

Hearts owner Ann Budge has revealed she was introduced to the club when her daughter took her to a match as a birthday present. (Scotland on Sunday)

Scot David Moyes, sacked by United in April, is being lined up to replace Walter Mazzarri as Inter Milan's head coach after a run of poor results for the Italian club. (Mail on Sunday)

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