Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Scotland manager Craig Levein says the Scottish Football Association can't keep changing manager - and that he's the man to take Scotland forward. (Sun)

Former Scotland manager Craig Brown blames the media for piling the pressure on national team boss Craig Levein. Brown, who was in charge of Scotland for eight years, says the whole of the country must support the manager, including the media. (Daily Express)

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots could leave Eden Hazard out of Tuesday night's match as he is unhappy with the Chelsea player's attitude to defending. (Daily Express)

Bobby Williamson insists he will not quit as manager of Uganda after his side failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations. They lost 9-8 on penalties to Zambia after a play-off. (Various)

Wales manager Chris Coleman says that Gareth Bale is the best British player and that he wouldn't swap him for anyone - including Wayne Rooney - he also thinks his star man needs more protection from referees. (Various)

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Cammy Bell has returned to full training after breaking a bone in his hand against Motherwell on 18 August. (Various)

Gary Mackay-Steven is two to three weeks away from a comeback for Dundee United, the winger hasn't featured since the end of August but will start running today after undergoing knee surgery. (Various)


Double Olympian Euan Burton is looking to inspire the next generation of judo stars after taking up a coaching role. Edinburgh-born Burton who competed in Beijing and London has joined the Sportscotland institute of Sport. (Daily Express)

Sir Chris Hoy will be replaced by fellow gold-medallist Ed Clancy in the team sprint at next month's World Cup in Glasgow. Hoy is taking a break from the sport. (Daily Mail)

Only four Scots have been named on UK Athletics' elite funding list for 2013 by new performance director Neil Black. Eilidh Child and Lee McConnell are on the list along with paralympians Libby Clegg and Stef Reid. (Various)