Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Gordon Strachan turned down the opportunity to return to Celtic because he feared the possibility of undermining manager Neil Lennon. (Sunday Times)

Celtic skipper Scott Brown is free to negotiate with interested clubs from next Thursday. (Sunday Mail)

Following 10 weeks out with an ankle injury, Brown is ready to return for Celtic against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. (Various)

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has voiced his opposition to Scots playing in a Great Britian Olympic team. (Scotland on Sunday)

Honduran striker Jerry Bengtson has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Rangers. (Sunday Mail)

Hibernian chairman Rod Petrie has criticised the new SPL TV deal with Sky and ESPN over the timing of matches. (Scotland on Sunday)

Assistant coach Billy Brown would like to stay on at Hibs, if he is wanted by new manager Pat Fenlon. (Sunday Times)

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels insists racism is not prevalent in Scottish football. (Sunday Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland back Rory Lamont has been released by Toulon, with the French club accusing him of not integrating with team-mates. (Scotland on Sunday)

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