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David Moyes would seriously consider becoming Celtic's next manager if the club agreed to change its long-standing strict financial philosophy, the former Everton and Manchester United boss having been made aware of an interest in him from the club should they sack Ronny Deila this summer.(The Herald)

Former Celtic players David Moyes and Malky Mackay have refused to rule out taking on the manager's job with the Scottish champions in the future should the opportunity arise. (The National)

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon intends taking a very short break and then start job hunting in England, contrary to speculation that he was on his way back to the Scottish champions after his departure from Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday. (The Times, print edition)

Neil Lennon has emerged as the bookies favourite to return to Celtic as manager after he left Bolton Wanderers by mutual consent. (Daily Record)

David Moyes at Celtic Park
David Moyes is reportedly interested in taking charge of Celtic sometime in the future

Gary Mackay-Steven has vowed to keep Ronny Deila in his job, with the winger dismissing suggestions that the manager is under threat despite former Celtic players David Moyes, Malky Mackay and Neil Lennon all being linked with the job.(The Scotsman)

Professor David Sumpter, a Dunfermline Athletic fan based at a university in Sweden, has come up with a formula that predicts the probability of Scotland's leading clubs making the top six in the Premiershp and he reckons that Ronny Deila's squad are 95% certain to hold off the title challenge of Aberdeen and retain their championship in May. (Daily Record)

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted he was worried about signing defender Virgil van Dijk from Celtic due to the gulf from playing in the Scottish Premiership to the English Premier League but now admits that those concerns have proved to be unfounded.(The Scotsman)

Hibernian have won only three of the nine games Anthony Stokes has played since his arrival on loan from Celtic, but manager Alan Stubbs says he retains faith in his strike partnership with Jason Cummings. (The Scotsman)

Hibernian and Rangers' last Championship game of the season against each other will take place at Easter Road on Wednesday 20 April, which means the Ibrox side could be going to Leith already confirmed as champions and just three days after their Scottish Cup semi-final game with Celtic at Hampden.(Daily Record)

A company previously linked to former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has had its legal claim for the whole of the £18m creditors payout pot of the liquidated Rangers plc put on hold because of the on-going club fraud case and the development will further delay payouts to creditors of the liquidated Rangers oldco. (The Herald)

St Mirren fans have been left outraged after the club announced its intention to give the entire South Stand at the Paisley 2021 stadium to Rangers supporters for the final game of the Championship season.(The Scotsman)

St Mirren chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick admitted he agonised over moving the club's fans from the family stand at the Paisley 2021 stadium to give Rangers supporters a greater allocation before deciding to allow his head to rule his heart, believing the £60,000-70,000 raised could help fund St Mirren's push for promotion next season. (The Herald)

Rangers assistant manager David Weir has admitted he is shocked that full-back Lee Wallace has not been called up by Scotland for their forthcoming friendlies against Czech Republic and Denmark.(The Herald)

Dundee United are understood to be tracking Airdrieonians midfielder Liam Watt, the 22-year-old, who is presently on loan at Brechin City, being the Diamonds' top goalscorer for the season. (The Courier)

Liam Watt in action for Aidrieonians
Airdrieonians midfielder Liam Watt is being linked with Dundee United

Dundee are no closer to finding a new head of youth nearly four months after parting company with Gerry Creaney and manager Paul Hartley has admitted they are likely to wait until the close season to make that appointment as well as finding a new under-20s coach, which was vacated several weeks ago by Eddie Johnson.(The Courier)

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre has urged Alex Schalk, who scored their winning goal in Sunday's Scottish League Cup final, to sign a new three-year contract amid interest in the 23-year-old Dutch striker from clubs in Scotland and England. (The Sun, print edition)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder Liam Polworth says his delight at being called up to the Scotland Under-21 squad has been tempered by his side's poor league position.(Press & Journal)

Steven Anderson will equal the St Johnstone all-time appearance record - 361 set by goalkeeper Alan Main - when the defender plays against Ross County on Wednesday night. (The Courier)

Former Scotland Under-21 defender Neill Collins, 32, has signed a two-year contract with Tampa Bay Rowdies after ending five years with Sheffield United.(Deadline News)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray believes his early exit from BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells is only a glitch and is happy that it will allow him more time with wife Kim and baby Sophie ahead of next week's Miami Open. (Daily Record, print edition)

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