Scottish Gossip: Play-off controversy, Celtic, Warburton, Everton

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The clubs who may be involved in the Premiership play-off semi-finals are angry at the prospect of both legs being moved forward a day for TV coverage and the possibility of having to play five games in 12 days. (Sunday Mail)

Under the proposed TV plans, the semi-final ties, involving two of Falkirk, Hibernian and Raith Rovers, will be played on 10 and 13 May instead of 11 and 14 May. (Mail on Sunday, print edition)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila, whose side have all but clinched the Premiership and a fifth straight title for the club, believes they can win at least five more. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila
Deila's Celtic won at Hearts on Saturday and are nine points clear with three games to play

Deila, who will leave Celtic at the end of the season, insists his managerial credentials have been enhanced during his two years in Glasgow.(Herald)

Forward Leigh Griffiths has told those who may wish to challenge Celtic next term: "Come ahead." (Mail on Sunday, print edition)

Livingston have rejected a £75,000 bid from Rangers for 16-year-old midfielder Matthew Knox.(Sunday Mail)

Rangers manger Mark Warburton has all but tied up three new signings for next season. (Sunday Express, print edition)

Matthew Knox and Kenny Miller
Teenager Knox (left) is a reported target of Rangers

Warburton is a surprise candidate to replace under-fire Everton boss Roberto Martinez.(Sun)

Dundee United captain Sean Dillon admits fans are right to be angry at the club's plight this season, with the Tangerines needing to win Monday's derby against Dundee in order to stave off relegation. (Scotland on Sunday)

Matt Ritchie has been named Scotland's international player of the year and the winger wants to spring a surprise on England when the two nations meet in World Cup qualifying later this year. (Sunday Express, print edition)

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