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Brentford manager Mark Warburton and his assistant, former Rangers defender Davie Weir, could form a new management team at Ibrox as they are poised to leave the English Championship club in the summer. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Stuart McCall, Davie Weir, Billy Davies and Derek McInnes are former Rangers players to have come under consideration to be the first manager of a new Ibrox era, while Craig Houston, of the Sons of Struth fans group, thinks John Brown deserves a place at the club after his campaigning against previous regimes. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

Interim manager Kenny McDowall, who was assistant under previous incumbent Ally McCoist, has revealed that he would be prepared to work under a new appointment if new Rangers owner Dave King and his board decide to bring someone else in to take control of the team.(Scotland On Sunday)

Rangers' new board of directors have invited John Greig, their former player and manager who has only been back to Ibrox twice since walking away from the club in disgust at Craig Whye's running of the club in 2011, to the directors' box for their first home game in charge against Queen of the South as a symbolic gesture. (Sunday Mail)

Mark Warburton and Davie Weir
Mark Warburton and Davie Weir are being linked with joining Rangers

Celtic manager Ronny Deila insists that John Guidetti was misunderstood when quotes appeared in a Dutch newspaper last week suggesting he was set to move to Feyenoord when his loan deal expires this summer, saying the Manchester City striker has not ruled out staying in Glasgow.(Sunday Herald)

St Johnstone defender Steven Anderson has accused Virgil van Dijk of a lack of sportsmanship after the Celtic defender refused a handshake at the end of the Perth side's 1-0 win in Glasgow on Wednesday. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has suggested Stuart Armstrong will have to wait longer for his first Scotland cap as the midfielder who has impressed since joining Celtic from Dundee United has to dislodge mainstays Charlie Mulgrew, Scott Brown, James McArthur, Darren Fletcher and James Morrison.(Scotland On Sunday)

New Celtic signings Gary Mackay-Steven and the uncapped Stuart Armstrong have been challenged by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan to prove they are better than his tried and trusted midfielders. (Sunday Express)

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell would prefer to scrap the Scottish Professional Football League television contract so his club could play every Saturday at 15:00 GMT.(Scotland On Sunday)

Peter Lawwell, the Celtic chief executive, says that it would be more cost-effective for the Scottish champions to play all their matches on a Saturday at 15:00 GMT and forget all about the TV deal as Scottish clubs receive a paltry £15m a year from BT Sport and Sky. (Sunday Herald)

Peter Lawwell, Celtic's chief executive, says it's "ludicrous" that Burnley now "financially dwarf" the Scottish champions due to the disparity in their TV rights deals and believes a potential solution is for his club to play more European games and fewer domestic matches in the future. (Sunday Times, print edition)

Martin Rennie
Martin Rennie was coach at Vancouver Whitecaps but is now in South Korea

Manchester United youth academy chief Brian McClair is ready to abandon complex coaching set-ups and intricate set-piece plans when he takes over as Scotland performance director. (Sunday Express, print edition)

Brian McClair wants to create on-field "problem solvers" in his new role as Scotland's performance director when he leaves Manchester United's youth academy in the summer. (Sunday Times, print edition)

Blackburn Rovers could allow Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes to join Championship promotion chasers Derby County on loan if they are knocked out of the FA Cup by Liverpool on Sunday.(Sun on Sunday - subscription required)

Proud Scotsman David Wilson, the former Kilwinning Rangers defender named Gibraltar interim head coach, admits that leading his side out at Hampden against Scotland this month will be the next best thing to playing for his country. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Martin Rennie, who went from playing for Bo'ness United juniors to bossing Vancouver Whitecaps, has been given the job of building a new club, Seoul E-Land, from scratch in South Korea. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Sean Lamont
Sean Lamont is said to be an injury doubt for the match against England

Scotland have suffered fresh injury worries in the build-up to their Calcutta Cup match against England, with Glasgow Warriors trio Adam Ashe, Sean Lamont and Peter Horne doubtful for Saturday's game at Twickenham. (Sunday Express, print edition)

Mike Brown, England's first-choice full-back, is set to return against Scotland on Saturday after taking a full part in training for the first time since suffering concussion against Italy three weeks ago.(Mail On Sunday)

Glasgow is set to face competition from up to five bidding rivals in its quest to bring athletics' European Indoor Championships in 2019 to the Emirates Arena, with expressions of interest received from the federations of Belarus, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Portugal and Poland. (Sunday Herald)

Craigie Hill's Daniel Young hailed his victory in the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship - Scotland's third in five years - as the pinnacle of his career after defeating Southern Cape's Jovan Rebula 8&6 in the 36-hole final at Silver Lakes Golf Estate. (Scotland On Sunday)

Sierra Leone's top sprinter, 20-year-old Jimmy Thoronka, who went missing after the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last summer, has been arrested after he was found living rough on the streets of London.(Scotland On Sunday)

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