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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers icon John Greig has paid tribute to Sandy Jardine, the Ibrox legend who passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer. Greig described Jardine as "my oldest friend in football". (Daily Record)

Former Rangers manager Walter Smith said of Jardine, "He was a gentleman and someone I always felt privileged and honoured to know." (Sun)

Manager Ally McCoist admits his "concern" over comments from shareholder Sandy Easdale that the financial situation at Rangers is "fragile". (Various)

Former Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby does not expect Neil Lennon to leave the Scottish champions this summer. (Sun)

Dons boss McInnes
Boss Derek McInnes insists money is not behind Aberdeen's success this season

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara revealed he dropped his appeal over a touchline ban as he feared he might miss the club's Scottish Cup final against St Johnstone. (Various)

Hearts manager Gary Locke has expressed his disappointment that Jamie Hamill has been charged with excessive misconduct for barging into Ross County boss Derek Adams. (Various)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes hits out at suggestions his side's success this season has been built on having a bigger budget than their rivals. (Various)

Dunfermline manager Jim Jefferies is interested in Cowdenbeath striker Kane Hemmings, but will have to wait until he knows which league the Pars will be playing in next season before he will discover his budget. (Sun)

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson called to offer Ryan Giggs his support during the Welshman's first training session in temporary charge of the team. (Various)

Tottenham players are planning to snub handshakes with Stoke's Charlie Adam this weekend, due to the Scotland midfielder's challenge on Paulinho in December. (Various)

Paul Lambert insists he intends to stay on as Aston Villa manager despite suggestions the club will be sold this summer. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah could be set to compete at the Commonwealth Games this summer, after his coach Alberto Salazar revealed the British track star is "seriously" thinking about racing in Glasgow. (Sun)

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