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Henrik Larsson could yet feature in Celtic's next managerial structure after fulfilling his promise to remain with his current club, Falkenbergs, until the end of the Swedish season in November if the Scottish champions can find someone to take charge of the team until the end of their former striker's contract.The Herald

Former West Brom manager Steve Clarke, who is keen on becoming Celtic boss after being contacted by the Scottish champions, has been interviewed by Brighton and the 50-year-old is in the running to take over at the English Championship club along with Tim Sherwood and Sami Hyypia. The Sun

Steve Clarke, who was interviewed by majority shareholder Dermot Desmond and chief executive Peter Lawwell in London almost two weeks ago for their manager's job, has had no contact since but would prefer a return to Scotland despite being on Brighton's wanted list.Daily Express

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says that his fellow Swede, Henrik Larsson, would be the ideal choice as Celtic manager. The Sun

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown has insisted there is no panic over the club's search for a new manager and says the squad trust the board to make the perfect appointment.Daily Record

Norwich City have targeted Celtic's football development officer, John Park, as their director of football recruitment. Daily Express

Scottish League Two club Clyde hope to pull off one of the shock moves of the summer by landing Rangers and Scotland legend Barry Ferguson as their new manager, with the 36-year-old expected to talk to chairman John Alexander on his return from holiday next week.Daily Record

Falkirk may turn to Berwick Rangers player-boss Colin Cameron, who was interviewed by the Bairns in 2013, to become their new manager after Gary Holt opted to move to Norwich City. The Scotsman

Dundee United have freed Mark Miller, who spent last season on loan to Falkirk, and fellow midfielder Morgaro Gomis and young striker Dale Hilson. Daily Mail

Dundee United have joined the race to sign Scotland striker Kris Boyd, but the could face stiff competition from Aberdeen for the 30-year-old who is out of contract with Kilmarnock. Daily Record

Dundee United 20-year-old Jordan Moore, whose loan to Dunfermline Athletic was disrupted through illness, has revealed how his brave persistence potentially staved off the threat of cancer --and now he is focused on living his dream with the Tannadice club.The Scotsman

St Mirren are hoping to persuade Liam Craig to move to Paisley despite the freed Hibernian midfielder having already held talks with his former club, St Johnstone. The Sun

Hamilton Academical hope to persuade freed Hearts pair Jamie MacDonald and Ryan Stevenson to join them on their return to the Scottish top flight. The Sun

Robbie Neilson wants to make James Keatings, the striker who quit promoted Hamilton Academical at the end of the season, his first signing as Hearts manager once the club moves out of administration. Daily Record

Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton looks likely to agree a new one-year contract despite interest from other Scottish and English clubs, but out-of-contract Dundee United defender Gavin Gunning is poised to snub Rangers and join Sheffield Wednesday. The Sun

Jordan Allan, who created history by becoming the youngest player in a British first-team match at the age of 14 years and 189 days in April with Airdrieonians, has signed a four-year full-time contract with English Championship club Wolves. Daily Record

OTHER GOSSIP

Spencer Henderson, who worked for the Scottish Golf Union for eight years, has become Azerbaijan's first national coach and it is the second time that Falkirk-born Henderson has taken up a ground-breaking post in the game, having left his role as the Scottish national junior coach four years ago to also become Turkey's first national coach.The Scotsman

Grant Plenderleith, the former Stenhousemuir footballer who two years ago won a Ramsdens "Dash For Cash" for lower division footballers over 60 metres on the pitch at Livingston, is in genuine contention for a place in Team Scotland's 4x400m relay squad for the Commonwealth Games at Hampden in August. The Scotsman

Prominent sports technology company Hawkeye, which already operates goal-line systems in football and video technology in Australian rules football, is in discussions with the International Rugby Board about providing a replacement to the controversial television match official system (TMO) ahead of the 2015 World Cup.The Herald

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