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Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon says he could return to Celtic, who he left in the summer, one day and has even discussed a future comeback with the Glasgow club's chief executive, Peter Lawwell. (Daily Record)

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has been offered the head coach's job at Spanish club Real Sociedad. (The Sun)

Aston Villa could sack manager Paul Lambert if their run of six consecutive defeats continues in their next two fixtures. (Daily Express)

Stuart McCall, who resigned on Sunday, admits that he was so alarmed by his failure to halt Motherwell's dramatic ­decline that it kept him awake at night. (The Scotsman)

Former Watford head coach Billy McKinlay, former Celtic and West Brom assistant Mark Venus, former Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo, former Stevenage boss Gary Smith and former Iceland coach Atli Evaldsson have put their names forward to succeed Stuart McCall at Motherwell. (Daily Express. print edition)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist says he is considering asking for the Scottish Championship game against Alloa Athletic on 15 November to be re-arranged should the club have three or more players away on international duty even if it loses the club much-needed finance. (The Herald)

Ally McCoist has rejected the suggestion of former Rangers director Donald Findlay, now the Cowdenbeath chairman, that he is not the manager of the "real Rangers". (Daily Record)

Billy McKinlay in the Watford dugout
Billy McKinlay had a short spell as Watford manager this season but is now linked with Motherwell

Scottish Football Association president Campbell Ogilvie has reiterated the determination of the governing body to seek clear answers from Mike Ashley, as the Sports Direct owner continues to increase his influence in the running of Rangers, despite having had no reply after writing to the Newcastle United owner. (The Scotsman)

The Scottish Football Association could hold discussions with the representatives of both Rangers and Mike Ashley over the billionaire's Ibrox influence. (The Herald)

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon thinks the club's board will allow his successor, Ronny Deila, to strengthen the squad in January with the Scottish League Cup semi-final against Rangers in mind. (Daily Record, print edition)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes insists that the Scottish FA was right to give Aleksandar Tonev a seven-game ban, saying defender Shay Logan has been completely vindicated after accusing the Celtic winger of racist abuse. (Daily Record)

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs is keen to hang on to Everton winger Matthew Kennedy, whose loan deal expires in January. (The Herald)

Scottish Professional Football League secretary Iain Blair has ruled out the possibility of the governing body granting Scotland manager Gordon Strachan his request to have Hearts, Hibernian and Rangers manipulated back into the top flight. (Daily Express)

Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod is poised to be given his first Scotland call-up today as manager Gordon Strachan continues his policy of giving young players experience of being with the main squad. (The Sun, print edition)

East Fife are on the verge of a takeover after a group of directors agreed terms for the purchase of majority shareholder Lorraine Johnston Twigg's controlling stake. (The Courier)

OTHER GOSSIP

Gloucester fly-half Greg Laidlaw will today be confirmed as Scotland captain for the Autumn Tests following injury to Grant Gilchrist. (The Sun, print edition)

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has consulted three of the biggest names in Scottish rugby - Jim Telfer, Ian McGeechan and Andy Irvine - as he tries to find a ­winning style for the national team to play in. (The Scotsman)

New Zealand head coach Steven Hansen has suggested that he could delay Dan Carter's eagerly-anticipated first start since breaking a leg until the Autumn Test against Scotland after the fly-half came on as a substitute against the United States at the weekend. (The Herald)

Benjamin Macome was an injury absentee for Argentina on Monday as his national team, who have already lost the services of forward trio Juan Fernandez Lobbe, Juan Manuel Leguizamon and Guido Petti, trained together for the first time ahead of Saturday's Autumn Test against Scotland. (The Herald)

Scotland could bid to stage the 2019 Solheim Cup - by which time Catriona Matthew may be a contender for the European captaincy. (Bunkered)

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