Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas is stunned by the severity of the eight-match touchline ban imposed on him by the Scottish Football Association. (Various)

Former Bolton manager Owen Coyle would relish the chance to be the next Scotland manager. (Daily Telegraph)

Gordon Strachan, the favourite for the Scotland job, could be a target for struggling Wolves - if they decide to get rid of manager Stale Solbakken. (Daily Express)

Celtic are lining up a move to sign 22-year-old Iranian striker Karim Ansarifard from Persepolis. (Daily Express)

Hearts director Sergejus Fedotovas says good ticket sales and interest in the share issue could mean that the Tynecastle club could sign players in the January transfer window. (Various)

Elgin captain David Niven fears the ticket chaos at the Moray club that led to their match against Rangers being called off last week will serve only to fire up the Glasgow side when they meet at Ibrox in the Scottish Cup on Sunday. (Daily Record)

Mike Ashley's plan to rename Ibrox Stadium to promote his Sports Direct company faces competition from other bidders interested in buying the naming rights.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels admits to being "not the most popular" at the SFA - he faces three charges by the body's compliance officer Vincent Lunny. (Daily Record)

Shiels says he has been told that the SFA is out to get him.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Hearts defender Danny Grainger is ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament injury. (Various)


Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend dismisses the idea of him becoming the new Scotland coach. (Various)