Scottish Gossip: Brendan Rodgers, John Hughes, Celtic, Inverness, Rangers

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Manager John Hughes is on the brink of quitting Inverness Caley Thistle following a bust-up with the board over his budget. (Daily Record)

Brendan Rodgers will have to turn his back on £10m of severance pay from Liverpool if he is to accept the manager's post at Celtic. (Daily Record)

Former Celtic hero Charlie Nicholas says he is "very encouraged" to hear that Brendan Rogers has been interviewed by the Scottish champions. (Various)

Celtic will not be rushed as they seek a replacement for Ronny Deila and will continue to interview candidates after talks with Brendan Rodgers and Malky Mackay. (Times)

Rangers are lining up a season-long loan move for Tottenham's 21-year-old midfielder Grant Ward. (Sun)

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is set to be called up for Scotland's friendly double-header with Italy and France since Hull's Allan McGregor will be playing in the Championship play-off final. (Sun)

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton says derbies with Rangers will bring "a lot of interest and colour" to the top flight next season. (Daily Record)

Defender Darren O'Dea is the front runner to become captain at Dundee next season. (Various)

Charlie Mulgrew, 30, will be a free agent next month and admits he does not know if he has a future at Celtic. (Sun)

Motherwell have offered a new deal to James McFadden, who is recovering from a broken ankle. (The National)

Nicky Cadden has become Livingston's third signing from Airdrie in two days, following Sean Crighton and Alan Lithgow, with Liam Watt also expected to make the same move. (Various)

Jim Goodwin, 34, insists he still has three years in him as he seeks a new club after his release from St Mirren. (Various)

East Stirlingshire, demoted from the SPFL, are replacing head coach Craig Tully with John Sludden as they prepare for life in the Lowland League. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Hooker Pat McArthur says Glasgow Warriors must keep cool heads in their Pro12 semi-final away to Connacht after losing a player to a red card on their recent visit to Galway. (Daily Mail)

Former Scotland tight-head prop Matt Proudfoot has been named South Africa assistant coach. (Scotsman)

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