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Ally McCoist's fate as Rangers manager is set to be sealed at a meeting with Ibrox powerbrokers Derek Llambias and Sandy Easdale on Wednesday.(Sunday Herald)

Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell has urged manager Ally McCoist not to quit Ibrox after handing in his notice. (Sunday Mail)

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte claims he is innocent of fraud charges relating to his takeover of the club and insists he has no fear of being sent to prison despite his arrest in Mexico last month.(Sunday Mail)

Craig Whyte insists he has no regrets about the way he handled his takeover of Rangers despite it leading him to a court appearance. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Midfielder Jamie Ness, who is on loan to Crewe Alexandra from Stoke City, has revealed that his father being diagnosed with cancer led to him leaving Rangers in 2012 as the club went into administration. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic have already agreed a £3m deal with Manchester City for Swedish striker John Guidetti and manager Ronny Deila is confident he can persuade the on-loan Manchester City player to extend his stay with the Scottish champions.(Sunday Mail)

Motherwell manager Ian Baraclough
New manager Ian Baraclough aims to lead Motherwell to the Scottish Premiership title

Aleksandar Tonev's season-long loan to Celtic could be terminated in January as Werder Bremen are hoping to sign the Bulgarian winger on a permanent transfer. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

The one team Celtic cannot face after Monday's Europa League draw, because they are both unseeded, is the one manager Ronny Deila would want - Liverpool - as they were his favourite team when he was growing up in Norway. (Sunday Herald)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila plans to bolster his squad with three new signings ahead of the Europa League last 32 in February.(Sunday Express)

Anthony Stokes insists he has no desire to quit Celtic during the January transfer window as Cardiff City weigh up a £1.5m bid for the Republic of Ireland striker. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

New Motherwell manager Ian Baraclough has insisted he does not want to just prevent the club being relegated from the Scottish Premiership but wants to win it.(Sunday Herald)

Former St Mirren midfielder Jamie Fullarton believes that working under Dougie Freedman at Bolton Wanderers - he was youth coach until his fellow Scot was sacked in October - has given him the experience needed to manage the Buddies. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes can take his new club Real Sociedad to the Champions League, according to the Spanish club's 27-year-old midfielder, Esteban Granero.(Observer)

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright says he might not make any January signings if striker Steven MacLean and defender Tam Scobbie return from long-term injury. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Airdrie-born Ross County midfielder Martin Woods will decide on his future in January at the end of his short-term contract but could return to English football, where he has spent most of his career. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Dundee manager Paul Hartley has criticised midfielder Gary Harkins for receiving a second yellow card, and an automatic suspension, while sitting on the bench during Saturday's defeat by Hamilton Academical. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Stirling Albion captain Ross Forsyth was substituted seven minutes into the second half of his side's defeat away to Forfar Athletic on Saturday after learning of the sudden death of his father. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Michael Jamieson has vowed to return to form despite finishing third in the Scottish Short-Course Championships, pointing out that he had a break from swimming after the disappointment of missing out on a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. (Sunday Herald)

Former breakaway Stuart McInally returned from a loan spell from Bristol designed to turn him into a hooker but has found himself back in Edinburgh's back row since recovering from injury. (Scotland On Sunday)

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