Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Sunderland, Motherwell, David Moyes, Brian McClair

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Sunderland have moved quickly to replace Sam Allardyce, with a deal agreed for former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes to take over once the Englishman is confirmed as his country's new national team boss. (Daily Telegraph)

New England manager-in-waiting Sam Allardyce's name is Scottish in origin, being derived from the old name for the area around Allardice Castle in Kincardineshire, Alrethis. (The National, print edition)

Sam Allardyce, who is poised to be confirmed as England manager, once described himself as miserly with money because he had Scottish parents. (Daily Record, print edition)

The Scottish Football Association is still intent on implementing Brian McClair's "blueprint" on youth development despite the former Scotland, Celtic and Manchester United forward's unexpected resignation as the national performance director. (The Times, print edition)

The Scottish Professional Football League has eight weeks to save Scottish football's involvement in the Champions League, with Uefa to discuss at a meeting on 14 September a German-led proposal to turn it into an invitation-only competition for the biggest nations in Europe. (Daily Record, print edition)

Celtic are hopeful of bringing in a player to bolster their squad for Wednesday's Champions League qualifier against Astana as one "wildcard" signing can be added by midnight on Tuesday despite the deadline for new players having expired last night. (The National)

David Moyes
David Moyes is being linked with Sunderland should Sam Allardyce become England manager

Assistant manager Chris Davies insists that Celtic will not be pushed into a panic buy as they strive to strengthen their squad for their third-round qualifier with Astana in Kazakhstan. (Daily Express, print edition)

Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has refused to give any guarantees about Efe Ambrose's future at the club after the Nigeria defender was left out of the squad for Wednesday's 3-0 Champions League qualifying win over Lincoln Red Imps following a mistake in the first leg. (The Sun, print edition)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has allowed promoted Rangers to steal a march on the defending champions with quality summer signings, according to former Ibrox player and coach Ian Durrant. (The Scotsman)

Midfielder Jordan Rossiter, Rangers' summer signing from Liverpool, is poised to make his debut in next weekend's friendly against Burnley after England were knocked out of the Uefa Under-19 finals by Italy. (The Sun, print edition)

Motherwell manager Mark McGhee says the decision to reject a bid for Scott McDonald from Western Sydney Wanderers was as much the Australian striker's decision as the Scottish Premiership club's. (The Sun, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Catriona Matthew
Catriona Matthew has a leading role at the Rio Olympics and the Solheim Cup

Catriona Matthew hopes to play as well as being vice-captain of the European team for the 2017 Solheim Cup against United States. (The Herald)

Catriona Matthew admits that her appointment as vice-captain of Europe's 2017 Solheim Cup team could be a stepping stone to taking full charge of the side at Gleneagles two years later. (The Times, print edition)

Catriona Matthew, who will represent Team GB in Rio, believes that the return of golf to the Olympics will benefit the women's game more than the men's because the males already get good media exposure. (The National)

Kirsty Gilmour, the only Scot in the British badminton squad heading to the Olympics in Rio, will be the highest-seeded Briton as 11th in the women's singles. (The Herald)

Eilidh Doyle believes the Olympic 400m hurdles title lies within her grasp after two of her rivals - world number two Shanier Little and in-form Cassandra Tait - both failed to to make the United States team for Rio. (The National, print edition)

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