Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hearts manager John McGlynn says the Scottish Premier League has benefited from Rangers' absence and would thrive without Celtic. (Various)

Scotland manager Craig Levein held crisis talks with SFA bosses on Tuesday and told them he was still the man to lead the national side. (Express)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is demanding more from his side despite comprehensively defeating St Johnstone in the Scottish Communities League Cup. (Herald)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has urged his former manager at the club, Walter Smith, to accept owner Charles Green's offer of a role at the club. (Various)

Rangers have moved to reassure fans that any money due from the impending tax tribunal decision will be added to the debts of the liquidated 'oldco' and not the current Ibrox regime. (Various)

Dundee Utd midfielder Michael Gardyne has welcomed the competition for places caused by the arrival of Czech attacker Rudi Skacel. (Scotsman)

Inverness have blamed an injury crisis last season for an annual deficit of almost £400,000. (Various)

Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor is aiming to offer manager Derek Adams an extension to his contract. (Various)

The Scottish Football League has admitted introducing fourth officials would be a logistical nightmare but accept the final decision rests with the member clubs. (Various)

Scots-born coach Tom Sermanni has been awarded one of the top jobs in women's football after being named new boss of the USA national team. (Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray has said he has turned to Pilates in a bid to retain sharpness at the end of the season. (Various)

Scotland international Mike Blair has urged his Scotland teammates not to be in awe of the All Blacks ahead of their Autumn Test. (Various)

Hawkeyethenoo will represent Scotland in one of the world's richest horse races, the Group 1 Longines Sprint in Hong Kong. (Scotsman)

Stephen Maguire beat fellow Scot Jamie Burnett in the International Championships in Chengdu, China. (Various)

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