Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


As Rangers' administrators prepare to announce job cuts, Lee McCulloch offers to play for the club for free until the Ibrox outfit emerges from its financial crisis. (Daily Record)

Paul Murray, a former Rangers director who is considering bidding to take over the club, says he would prefer to make up the shortfall in cash required until the end of the season than have to rebuild the squad should redundancies be made to save money. (Daily Record)

The administrators want the Rangers players to give up the money they are owed for facing Hearts on Saturday, but seven members of the team are not in favour of doing so. (The Sun)

At least eight Rangers first-team players will be axed on Monday. (Daily Express)

Portsmouth, in danger of going into liquidation, are keen on playing Rangers in back-to-back friendlies to raise money for the two clubs. (Daily Mail)

Aberdeen midfielder Kari Arnason reveals that he played for nine months for free at Plymouth Argyle when they were under the threat of liquidation. (The Sun)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon criticises ESPN pundit Craig Burley for saying that the Scottish Premier League title has been devalued by Rangers' 10-point deduction for entering administration. (Various)

Thomas Rogne says his fellow Celtic defender Andre Blackman, who scored an own goal in the 1-1 draw with Aberdeen, is not to blame for the team losing their run of consecutive wins. (Daily Express)

Motherwell fans have a month in which to show their support for the Well Society, a scheme that would eventually give them control of the club. (The Sun)

Tranmere add Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels to their list of prospective candidates to replace Les Parry. (The Sun)

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan says next season is too soon to introduce goal-line technology. (Daily Record)


Dundee HSFP chief Ian Rankin describes the appointment of Australian Matt Taylor as Scotland's new defence coach as a "slap in the face" for home-trained coaches. (Various)