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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Celtic chairman Fergus McCann has written to supporters urging them to renew season tickets and back new manager Ronny Deila.

Full story: The Herald

Ronny Deila was being lined up as a number two at Celtic before his impressive interview saw him land the top job, according to his former Stromsgodset assistant David Nielsen. (Various)

Hibs have dismissed as "absolute nonsense" suggestions that a company owned by Chelsea supremo Roman Abramovich was interested in buying a stake in the Easter Road club.

Full story: Daily Record

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster booked his place in England's World Cup squad following his dazzling displays in the Champions League, according to Sir Trevor Brooking.

Full story: Daily Record

Celtic youth coach John Kennedy
John Kennedy may become Ronny Deila's assistant boss at Celtic

Rangers have challenged Dundee United to put their Charlie Telfer theory to the test in front a transfer tribunal. Rangers are due development compensation for the 18-year-old, who agreed a move to Tannadice last week.

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

Celtic boss Ronny Deila could combine William Wallace and Andres Iniesta - the qualities of Braveheart and Barcelona - in his new role, according to former assistant David Nielsen. (Various)

Rangers striker Nicky Clark is unfazed by the arrival of Kenny Miller because he believes he can play alongside the veteran marksman. (Various)

Terry Butcher will learn today whether he is to remain as Hibs boss. Butcher will hold talks with new chief executive Leeann Dempster over the club's relegation from the Premiership.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Celtic youth coach John Kennedy has emerged as a contender to become Ronny Deila's number two. Former Hibs boss John Collins remains the favourite for the role but an agreement has yet to be reached.

Full story: The Scotsman

Hibs legend Jackie McNamara Snr has criticised the Edinburgh club's under-fire board for "lacking transparency".

Full story: Daily Mail

Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace says the club is financially in a "good place" but remains non-committal on season ticket sales.

Full story: The Herald

Falkirk will try to persuade Peter Houston to quit his scouting role at Celtic and agree to succeed Gary Holt as manager of the Championship outfit.

Full story: Daily Express

OTHER GOSSIP

Vern Cotter will be "fairly happy" with his side's display as his Scotland reign got off to a winning start against the USA, says former international Andy Nicol.

Full story: Daily Mail

Andy Murray believes appointing former women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach will help him secure more Grand Slams. (Various)

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