Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Derek McInnes, Aberdeen, Celtic, Glasgow Warriors

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Graeme Murty is the new favourite to be named Rangers manager after Derek McInnes decided to stay at Aberdeen. (Scottish Sun)

McInnes, after being told by Dons chairman Stewart Milne he would have to resign if he wanted to open talks with Rangers, chose to stay at Aberdeen to preserve his legacy at the club and because he didn't feel wanted enough by the Ibrox board. (Daily Record)

In confirming that interim boss Murty will be in charge until at least the end of the year, the Ibrox club take a "thinly-veiled swipe" at McInnes by saying it might have been in his best interests to stay at Pittodrie as "moving to a massive club like Rangers is a big step". (Daily Record)

Derek McInnes
Derek McInnes ended weeks of speculation by staying at Aberdeen

Former Rangers striker Steven Thompson says the situation at the club is an "absolute shambles". (Herald)

Aberdeen director Dave Cormack insists he was convinced McInnes would stay after receiving a text from the manager saying how much he loves the club - 48 hours before he officially decided to remain at the Reds. (Scottish Sun)

Aberdeen youth coach Paul Sheerin says the players will take a huge lift from the news that McInnes is staying at Pittodrie. (Herald)

Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie is convinced his side can now go on and secure a fourth successive second-place finish in the Premiership. (Herald)

Former Aberdeen striker Duncan Shearer says McInnes was right to reject Rangers and that this proves the "grass isn't always greener". (Daily Record)

Martin Boyle
Winger Martin Boyle has been in excellent form for Hibs this season

Manager Mark Warburton refuses to comment on whether his Nottingham Forest side bought winger Barrie McKay from Rangers for £500,000 as a result of "bad management" from the Ibrox club. (Scotsman)

Roy Keane has criticised Celtic over their 1-0 home defeat by Anderlecht in the Champions League, branding the result "shocking" and the performance "really poor". (Scotsman)

Hibernian winger Martin Boyle has been rewarded for his recent form with a new contract that will keep him at Easter Road until at least 2021. (Scotsman)

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney still curses his dad for not taking him to see Celtic in the 2003 Uefa Cup final against Porto. (Daily Record)

Andrew Robertson
Left-back Andrew Robertson has had to be patient since moving to Liverpool from Hull City

Scotland defender Andrew Robertson will "achieve what he dreams of at the highest level of the game" according to his manager Jurgen Klopp, despite the full back having only played five times for Liverpool since his summer move. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie is relishing the chance to take on former Scotland boss Vern Cotter, who brings his Montpellier side to Scotstoun in the Champions Cup on Friday night. (Scotsman)

Rennie and his players have been visiting some of Scotland's most historic sites to help inspire them for the major matches they face. (Herald)

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