Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Neil Lennon does not intend to leave Celtic this summer despite the title-winning manager admitting that off-the-field incidents have taken their toll on his personal life in Glasgow. (the Herald)

Former Celtic manager and captain Billy McNeill says the club must hand title-winning boss Neil Lennon a long-term contract. (the Sun)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has a winning record of 73% with Celtic, better than previous managers Jock Stein, Billy McNeill, Davie Hay, Wim Jansen and Gordon Strachan but slightly behind that of Martin O'Neill. (Daily Record, the Sun)

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has vowed to boost Neil Lennon's title-winning squad in the summer transfer window with a view to making a mark in the Champions League. (Daily Express)

Celtic defender Thomas Rogne is desperate to sign a new contract after becoming a first-team regular and helping the Glasgow club become Scottish champions. (Daily Record, the Sun, Daily Express)

Wisla Krakow have expressed an interest in signing their former striker, Pawel Brozek, who has failed to make the breakthrough with Celtic while on loan from Trabzonspor. (Daily Record, the Sun)

Former Rangers owner Sir David Murray has revealed he has found a buyer for 50% of his metals business, worth £100m. (the Herald)

Rangers defender Carlos Bocanegra believes the prospect of the Ibrox club being liquidated is unthinkable because they have the same global appeal as Manchester United and Liverpool. (Daily Record)

United States defender Carlos Bocanegra hopes fellow American Bill Miller can complete a takeover of Rangers and tap further into the market in his homeland. (the Sun, Daily Express, Daily Mail)

Blackpool face competition from promotion rivals Reading for the signature of Stephen Dobbie after the Scottish striker's arrival on loan from Swansea City helped the Seasiders back into the play-off hunt. (Daily Mirror)


Scottish rugby is in line for a windfall of close to £2m after Edinburgh defeated Toulouse and set up a Heineken Cup semi-final with Ulster. (the Scotsman)

Paul Lawrie will have to fight to remain inside the world's top 50 if he is to again compete in the Masters after his final-round 76 left him outside the top 16 finishers, in a share of 24th place. (the Herald)

Martin Laird has promised not to let a poor finish at the Masters effect his efforts to move up the world golf rankings. (Daily Record)

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