Scottish Gossip: Gordon Strachan, Moussa Dembele, Rangers, Hearts, Hibernian

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Gordon Strachan outlined plans for improvements via a conference call to the Scottish FA board before receiving unanimous backing to stay on as Scotland manager. (Daily Mail)

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers reckons striker Moussa Dembele will smash the Scottish transfer record when he eventually moves on. (Daily Record)

Hearts announced a profit of £623,000 for the year ending June, largely thanks to the sale of Osman Sow last January. (Scotsman)

Former boss Ally McCoist says Rangers would be wrong to sack manager Mark Warburton if the club fail to finish second this season, arguing a top-four place is enough to show progress is being made at Ibrox. (Daily Express, print edition)

McCoist also calls for Rangers fans to be patient with summer signing Joe Garner and says goals will come for the striker. (Sun)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton denies any fall out with striker Martyn Waghorn and hopes the 26-year-old will agree a new contract soon. (The National)

Former Celtic midfielder Murdo MacLeod believes his old club will never have a better chance of landing a domestic treble - and insists the champions will only get stronger next season. (Evening Times)

Aberdeen defender Andrew Considine is improving all the time says manager Derek McInnes, who is keen on extending the 29-year-old's deal beyond next summer. (Daily Express, print edition)

Manager Martin Canning believes Hamilton captain Michael Devlin can develop into an international central defender. (Daily Mail)

Hibs manager Neil Lennon reveals that Scotland midfielder John McGinn is facing two months on the sidelines to rectify a persistent ankle problem. (Scotsman)

Lennon also says the quicker Hibs can wrap up promotion, the sooner talks can start on contract extensions for players at Easter Road. (Scotsman)

Motherwell boss Mark McGhee blames an overzealous Dundee "bouncer" for provoking the situation that led to his misconduct charge when confronting referee John Beaton at Dens Park. (The Courier)

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is calling on his players to cut out the mistakes that have led to patchy home form this season. (The Courier)

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