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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

One-time Ibrox hero Rino Gattuso and former West Bromich Albion manager Steve Clarke are being lined up as potential successors to Ally McCoist. Gattuso is currently in charge of Greek top flight outfit OFI Crete, but like current Rangers manager Ally McCoist has tendered his resignation with the club. (Scotsman)

World Cup winner Gatuso though has insisted McCoist remains the best man for the job, but suggested he would not rule out a return to the club. (Sun - print edition)

Rangers chairman David Somers could be the next high-profile departure from Ibrox, with influential shareholders believing he could leave shortly after the club's AGM next Monday. (Scottish Daily Express)

Celtic captain Scott Brown says the Scottish Premiership champions fear no-one ahead of lunchtime's Europa League draw. Possible opponents include Inter Milan, Everton, Borussia Monchengladbach and this season's Champions League qualifying rivals Legia Warsaw. (Daily Express)

Could ex-Rangers favourite Rino Gattuso (left) be the next Rangers manager?
Could ex-Rangers favourite Rino Gattuso (left) be the next Rangers manager?

Brown's comments were echoed by manager Ronny Deila, who wants a glamour tie in order to realise his dream of seeing Celtic Park full to its 60,000 capacity. (Daily Mail)

Lukasz Broz says Legia want Celtic in today's draw - because they have proved they are better than Ronny Deila's men. The Polish defender said "We would have no problems if we faced Celtic again." (Daily star - print edition)

The Parkhead club's chances of adding Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard received another blow with German giants Bayern Munich and Hoffenheim joining the race for the 15-year-old's signature. (Daily Express - print edition)

Motherwell's owner-in-waiting Les Hutchison has warned supporters he is not about to plough millions into the team, despite new manager Ian Baraclough's hope that the Lanarkshire side can challenge for the league title. (Daily Record)

The SPFL are poised to announce a sponsor for the semi-finals and final of the Scottish League Cup, with rail industry giant QTS expected to seal a £75,000 deal. Dundee United face holders Aberdeen on January 31, with Celtic facing Rangers the following day with the game being screened live on BBC Scotland. (Sun - print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

The last Scottish winner of the BDO World Darts Championship Les Wallace is confident 18 years without a tartan world champion is about to end. Gary Anderson, Peter Wright and Robert Thornton all head into the PDC championships ranked in the top 10. (Daily Record - print edition)

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