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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Wealthy Rangers fans Douglas Park, George Letham and George Taylor, known as the Three Bears group of shareholders, have called for the sacking of finance director Barry Leach after what they claim were "disreputable" and "dishonest" comments made by the former Sports Direct executive to the club's now-defunct fan board. (Sunday Herald)

Kris Boyd says he does not deserve a new contract offer from Rangers after a poor season back at Ibrox for the Scotland striker. (Sun on Sunday, print edition)

Rangers striker Kris Boyd, a four-time top-flight top scorer, regards himself as a failure in his second spell at Ibrox after scoring only nine times in the Scottish Championship this season.(Sunday Herald)

Celtic's hopes of keeping on-loan Manchester City striker John Guidetti have been dealt a blow after Marseille offered the 22-year-old an £11.5m package to join the French club in the summer. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Inter Milan defender Nemanja Vidic
Nemanja Vidic reportedly had a row with his Inter Milan coach after the 3-3 draw at Celtic Park

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has made a top-quality central defender his priority with on-loan Jason Denayer due to return to Manchester City at the end of the season and Dutchman Virgil van Dijk attracting interest from other clubs. (Sunday Express, print edition)

Inter Milan have been plunged into turmoil by a bitter row between coach Roberto Mancini and defender Nemanja Vidic after the Serb's reluctance to come off the bench in the 3-3 draw in the first leg of their Europa League tie against Celtic on Thursday. (Sunday Mail)

Former Celtic player and manager Billy McNeill and Rangers counterpart John Greig are "one step closer" to knighthoods, according to Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy after Prime Minister David Cameron passed his request to the Honours and Appointments Secretariat, who oversee the UK's honours system. (Sunday Mail)

Gibraltar's Scottish assistant manager, Davie Wilson, believes his side can frustrate Scotland when they travel to Hampden on 29 March despite having lost all four of their Euro 2016 qualifiers for the loss of 21 goals. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

John Guidetti celebrates with Celtic
John Guidetti scored for Celtic against Inter Milan and is being linked with Marseille

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson is ready to invest £200,000 to make Dundee United the first top-flight club in Scotland to introduce a safe-standing area in their stadium.(Sunday Mail)

Dundee United defender Ryan McGowan believes he made the right decision by turning down a move from Hearts to Rangers in 2012 before a transfer to Chinese club Shandong Luneng Taishan. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

Former Hibernian, Dundee, Dunfermline Athletic, Falkirk and Colorado Rapids striker Tam McManus has retired from football at the age of 34 following injury problems having last played for Limerick. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Edinburgh coach Alan Solomons has targeted a new fly-half in the summer with Tom Heathcote moving to Worcester Warriors at the end of the season. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

Italy second row forward George Biagi, who made his international debut a year ago aged 28, could have been playing for Scotland as he was born in Ayrshire and attended Fettes College. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

A last-minute try by Iain Moody, converted by Chris Laidlaw, secured Boroughmuir a crucial 20-19 win over Glasgow Hawks in the BT Premiership and in the process relegated Edinburgh Accies. (Sunday Herald)

Daniel Purvis, in his first competition in Scotland since winning a Commonwealth Games' gold, retained his all-around title at the Scottish Artistic Gymnastics Championships at Bell's Sports Centre in Perth. (Sunday Herald)

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