Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Manchester United and Rangers defender Henning Berg wants to succeed Colin Calderwood as Hibernian boss. (Daily Record)

Billy Brown has been put in interim charge of the Hibs first-team and Thomas Flogel believes his former Hearts assistant manager could win over the Easter Road faithful by winning the Scottish Cup. (Sun)

Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic believes his side's 12-point lead over Old Firm rivals Celtic all but guarantees a fourth consecutive SPL title. (Various)

Midfielder James Morrison, currently with West Brom, says he would consider joining Rangers but only if the Scottish game improved. The Scotland international supported the Ibrox club during Paul Gascoigne's spell in Glasgow. (Various)

Injured Celtic captain Scott Brown aims to make a first-team return in time to feature in December's Old Firm derby at Celtic Park. (Daily Record)

And Celtic have also been boosted by the news that Ki Sung-Yueng will not be selected to play for South Korea against United Arab Emirates. The midfielder has been struggling with sickness. (Various)

Meanwhile, Celtic are closing in on a short-term deal for former Dutch international Bolo Zenden after the winger played the full 90 minutes in a bounce game against St Johnstone. (Sun)

Scotland coach Craig Levein says James McFadden is still in his plans but he won't rush the forward back into international action. (Various)

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan has promised radical measures to improve the national game. (Herald)

Former Hearts chairman George Foulkes believes club owner Vladimir Romanov will only be able to sell the club is he is willing to write off part of their £30m debt. (Various)

Spartans will learn today whether they will be expelled from the Scottish Cup for fielding an ineligible player, Keith McLeod, against Culter. (Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland head coach Andy Robinson admits he tried to persuade Richie Gray to stay at Glasgow Warriors before he agreed to join Sale Sharks. (Scotsman)

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