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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has been sounded out about taking over from the departed Neil Lennon at Celtic and would appoint former Hoops midfielder Morten Wieghorst as his assistant if he is given the job.

Full story: Daily Express

Former England manager Graham Taylor, who was on the Watford board when they appointed Malky Mackay manager, has urged Celtic to appoint their former defender as their new team boss.

Full story: Daily Record

Scotland midfielder Scott Brown says former Celtic manager Neil Lennon had an "amazing" influence on him. saving his career at the Scottish champions and turning him into a team captain.

Full story: The Herald

Michael Laudrup
Michael Laudrup was sacked by Swansea City in February

Hibernian fans are set to follow the lead of Rangers supporters by attempting to starve out their unpopular board and, after a meeting hosted by Hibs Supporters' Association, will go public this week on plans to force out chairman Rod Petrie.

Full story: Daily Record

Chris Martin was likely to start for Scotland against Nigeria on Wednesday until Derby County delayed his arrival in the national camp after their Premier League play-off defeat by QPR, so the striker is poised to make his debut from the substitutes' bench.

Full story: The Herald (print edition)

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans will watch Stevie May in action for Scotland Under-21s against the Netherlands on Wednesday and could launch a fresh bid for the St Johnstone striker after having a £300,000 offer rejected in January.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Kilmarnock have released two former Scotland internationals - midfielder Barry Nicholson and defender Darren Barr - along with Algeria defender Ismael Bouzid but say they are in talks with Kris Boyd, Alexei Eremenko, Sammy Clingan, Jeroen Tesselaar and James Fowler.

Full story: The Scotsman (print edition)

St Johnstone plan to make an approach to Hibernian for former Saints midfielder Liam Craig, who has been told he can leave the relegated Edinburgh club if he finds new employers.

Full story: The Courier

Financial analyst Brand Finance says it could take Rangers 10 years to challenge Celtic as the most valuable club in Scotland, with the Premiership champions having climbed from 37th in the world's rich list.

Full story: Daily Record

Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic has been named in Australia's 27-man travelling party for the World Cup finals but could struggle to make the final 23 because of fitness doubts.

Full story: The Courier Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray's surprise split from Ivan Lendl, the coach who helped steer him to multiple grand slam successes, was prompted by the realisation that they could never match the "emotional high" of the Scot's famous triumph at Wimbledon, according to a new book by veteran sport journalist Mark Hodgkinson.

Full story: The Scotsman

Asafa Powell could yet compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after Jamaica's former 100m world record holder launched an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against an 18-month doping ban.

Full story: The Scotsman

Edinburgh have announced the signing of Scotland Under-18 captain Jamie Ritchie, with the highly-rated Howe of Fife back-row player being contracted straight from school at Strathallan into the capital club's senior squad.

Full story: The Scotsman

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