Scottish Gossip: Paatelainen, Celtic, Deila, Rangers, Warburton

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Dundee United head coach Mixu Paatelainen, whose side are bottom of the Scottish Premiership and could be relegated by Monday, believes there is a "toxic" atmosphere at Tannadice. (Scotsman)

But the Finn is making plans to strengthen the Tangerines for next season. (Daily Record)

Paatelainen insists he is the man to rebuild United. (Courier)

Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen
Paatelainen's United are eight points adrift at the bottom of the Premiership

Celtic manager Ronny Deila aims to celebrate winning the title if his side record victory over Hearts on Saturday lunchtime, even if it's not official quite yet. If Celtic and Aberdeen both win, the former would have a nine-point lead with three games to play. (Daily Record)

Meanwhile, Deila has backed assistant John Collins to take over from him at the end of the season.(Scotsman)

Deila believes his successor must have a bond with the club. (Herald)

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has hit back at Aberdeen full-back Shay Logan's suggestion that the Ibrox side will struggle to handle life in the Premiership next season. (Daily Record)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton
Warburton insists his side are ready for the top flight

Warburton believes Logan will be "shocked" at how good Rangers are next term. (Herald)

The Ibrox boss hopes to get his transfer targets signed up before Rangers' pre-season training camp in the United States in eight weeks' time. (Sun)

Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes, a PFA Scotland Player of the Year nominee, would swap his first Republic of Ireland cap for a trophy with his team. (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark insists his side will get the win they need at Hamilton Academical to boost their hopes of avoiding a relegation play-off. (National)

Experienced Falkirk midfielder Mark Kerr believes the Bairns have the mental strength to maintain second place in the Championship in Sunday's final round of fixtures, when they face Greenock Morton, and seal a Premiership play-off semi-final berth. (Herald)

Falkirk midfielder Mark Kerr
Can Kerr and Falkirk hold on to second place?

Hibernian's Liam Henderson, whose side face Queen of the South and hope to pip Falkirk to the runners-up spot and avoid a quarter-final play-off against Raith Rovers, says Hibs' seasons starts now. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Leicester City winger, and PFA Player of the Year winner, Riyad Mahrez, 25, has revealed he was once on the brink of a move to St Mirren - only to be put off by the Scottish weather. (Daily Mail)

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