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Ronny Deila is set to be paraded as the new Celtic manager today after jetting into Scotland to seal the deal last night. (Various)

Deila was earmarked to become former manager Neil Lennon's assistant in April when Johan Mjallby announced his decision to leave Celtic. (Sun)

Rival Norwegian boss Kjetil Rekdal, in charge at Valerenga, says Deila is "an insanely good manager". (Sun)

And former Aberdeen striker Arild Stavrum says Deila is Norway's "Special One". (Daily Express)

But former Celtic striker Andy Walker describes the imminent appointment as "underwhelming". (Various)

Hamilton have rejected an offer from Greek side PAOK for defender Ziggy Gordon. (Sun)

Dundee are keen on former Celtic midfielder Simon Ferry, who turned out for Portsmouth last season. (Daily Record)

Former Dundee United manager Peter Houston is being lined up to replace Gary Holt at Falkirk. (Various)

Ex-Hearts boss Gary Locke will have further talks about becoming Kilmarnock's assistant manager when he returns from holiday. (Daily Record)

Full-back Jeroen Tesselaar is looking for another club despite being offered a new deal by Kilmarnock. (Various)

Inverness skipper Richie Foran is confident that team-mate Graeme Shinnie, who is under contract for a further year, will stay at the club. (Scotsman)

Free agent Gavin Gunning has seen a move to Sheffield Wednesday collapse after a failed medical. The defender was troubled by knee and hamstring problems at Dundee United last season. (Various)

Celtic will claim a sell-on fee of at least 10% if former striker Gary Hooper is sold on by relegated Norwich this summer. The 26-year-old has been linked with Aston Villa and QPR. (Daily Express)

Leeds have rejected a £5m offer from Newcastle for Scotland striker Ross McCormack. (Sun)

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