Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says he will not change his passionate management style - but says he expects to calm down on the sidelines as he matures into the job. (Sun)

Lennon also says he regrets his bust-up with referee Craig Thomson at Tynecastle in November. (Sun)

Celtic have revived their interest in Norwegian striker Erik Huseklepp after he was told he can leave Italian side Bari. (Daily Express)

Ibrox director Paul Murray is pleading with all Rangers fans - including Sir David Murray - to reject Craig Whyte's takeover bid as he believes it is weighted in afvour of the bank and not the club. (Daily Record)

QPR are stepping up their bid to sign Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra in the summer. (Daily Mail)

Alex McLeish is ready to offer Rangers' Sasa Papac the chance to play in the English Premier League with Birmingham City. (Daily Mail)

Turkish outfit Trabzonspor are lining up a £2.5m summer move for Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu. (Daily Express)

Falkirk manager Steven Pressley has told seven of his squad - including captain Burton O'Brien - that they will not be offered new contracts next season. (Various)

GOSSIP

Scotland's John Higgins has described his new world snooker crown as the biggest title he has ever won. (Sun)

The Wishaw man said he was 'frightened' of his final opponent Judd Trump, because he plays a brand of snooker he had never seen before. (Daily Express)

Higgins walked out of his dressing room to the table at the Crucible to the Searchers song 'Needles and Pins' because it was his late father's favourite. (Daily Express)

The Scottish Rugby Union will spring a surprise by naming former Connacht chief Michael Bradley as the new head coach of Edinburgh ahead of the more experienced ex-Ireand coach Eddie O'Sullivan. (Scotsman)

Andy Murray says he feels ''great'' following his recent elbow injury as he heads into this week's Madrid open tennis. (Scotsman)

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