Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Progres Niederkorn, Celtic, Aberdeen, Hearts, Chelsea, Manchester City, Norwich, Nottingham Forest

Gossip logo

RANGERS REACTION

Scottish Sun
The Sun thinks Rangers' Pedro Caixinha is a lame-duck manager

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha could face the sack after Tuesday's Europa League opening qualifying round defeat by Progres Niederkorn, according to former Ibrox striker Gordon Dalziel.(Daily Record)

Bookmaker Paddy Power has claimed on social media that it will pay out bets on Celtic winning this season's Scottish Premiership - before a ball has even been kicked - after rivals Rangers were eliminated from European football at the first hurdle. (The Scotsman)

Defeat by Luxembourg part-timers Progres Niederkorn is a wound from which Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha may never recover.(The Scotsman)

Rangers face a late fixture scramble to arrange pre-season friendlies after it emerged they now have no scheduled games before their first league match against Motherwell next month. (Scottish Sun)

Pedro Caixinha was confronted by hundreds of furious Rangers fans as they waited for the team bus after their 2-0 defeat by Luxembourg minnows Progres Niederkorn and the manager told them he took full responsibility.(Daily Record)

Daily Express
The Daily Express suggests it is Rangers' worst result ever

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha apologised to Rangers fans for their Europa League defeat by Progres Niederkorn while standing in the middle of a bush. (Scottish Sun)

Pedro Caixinha should tear down the "We Are The People" poster and replace it with "We Are An Embarrassment" after the Rangers manager's side were beaten by a team whose aggregate from six-and-a-half ties stood at 41-1 in the worst defeat by any Scottish side.(Scottish Sun)

Rangers took six years to get back into Europe but just six days to crash back out in chaos. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Daily Record
The Daily Record focuses on Pedro Caixinha's apology to fans

Scotland midfielder Graham Dorrans is expected to be confirmed as Rangers' ninth summer signing within the next 24 hours and is scheduled to have a medical in Glasgow on Wednesday after Norwich City accepted an offer of £1m for the 30-year-old.

Meanwhile, winger Barrie McKay is to leave the Ibrox club to join Nottingham Forest.(The Scotsman)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is aiming to sign Kari Arnason, the 34-year-old Iceland international who enjoyed a spell at the club under Craig Brown and spent last season at Cypriot club Omonia, as he can play a utility role in his squad at both centre-back or in midfield. (Press and Journal)

The brother of Celtic target Charly Musonda, Lamisha, has said his sibling is focused on remaining at Chelsea despite Celtic considering a £5m offer for the 20-year-old, who has spent most of the past two seasons on loan in La Liga with Real Betis.(Daily Record)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers thinks Stuart Armstrong can be a smash hit in the English top flight - if he sticks with Celtic for another few years - after the midfielder, whose contract is up next summer, was linked with Southampton, West Bromwich Albion and Brighton. (Daily Record)

Belgium defender Dedryck Boyata may have to undergo a scan on a knee injury he suffered during Celtic's pre-season match against Slavia Prague ahead of their first Champions League qualifier.(The Herald)

Hearts head coach Ian Cathro has insisted that Jamie Walker, who has been linked with Rangers, remains in his plans and is likely to be involved against St Patrick's Athletic in Dublin on Wednesday after the 24-year-old forward missed the club's first pre-season friendly against Livingston on Saturday with a slight knock. (The Scotsman)

New Hearts loan signing Ashley Smith-Brown aims to replicate the success of Patrick Roberts after watching his Manchester City team-mate become a success with Celtic last season.(The National)

Motherwell have offered trialist defender Cedric Kipre, the 20-year-old formerly of Leicester City, a contract. (Scottish Sun, print edition)

OTHER SPORT

Rugby's Champions Cup final and other European club rugby matches are likely to be shown on free-to-air television in Britain and Ireland from next year in an attempt to attract larger audiences. (The Times, print edition)

Top Stories