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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are on course to name John Collins as Ronny Deila's assistant manager this week. A deal will see former Celtic midfielder Collins team up with the new manager before pre-season training gets under way.

Full story: Daily Record

Rangers supporters have reacted with fury at the prospect of Charles Green returning to Ibrox. The former chief executive is reportedly aiming to garner support ahead of a potential new share issue.

Full story: Daily Record

Former Netherlands striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will tell Hibs today that he's the man to succeed Terry Butcher at Easter Road and guide them back to the Scottish Premiership.

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

Scottish football supporters want the alcohol ban inside stadiums lifted, according to the results of the National Fans' Survey. The ban for Scottish stadia was brought in following the 1980 Scottish Cup final riots.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: Eyeing a move to the Scottish capital?

Full story: Daily Record

Dumbarton boss Ian Murray insists he will snub boyhood heroes Hibs if he feels it isn't the right career move. The former Hibs captain is the bookies' favourite to fill the Easter Road vacancy.

Full story: Daily Record

Anna Signeul will send her Scotland side out with all guns blazing against Northern Ireland as they seek to get their World Cup qualification campaign back on track following the defeat by Sweden. (Various)

Falkirk boss Peter Houston has no plans for a lavish spending spree at the Championship outfit - as he still remembers the club's battle for survival in the late 1990s.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Celtic defender Efe Ambrose has set his sights on winning the World Cup with Nigeria. Ahead of kicking off their campaign against Iran, Ambrose said: "I'm a religious person who believes with God all things are possible and I believe we can win the World Cup if we have faith in God and trust in our abilities."

Full story: Daily Express

Greece international Georgios Samaras concedes it's a strange feeling to no longer be a Celtic player. The forward left the club earlier this summer following a near seven-year spell in Glasgow.

Full story: Daily Express

Celtic are planning to offer a pay-as-you-play contract to former Hearts and Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

Full story: The Herald

Rangers face competition from clubs in England in the race to sign Scotland international Don Cowie, who is out of contract at Cardiff City.

Full story: The Herald

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw insists the side deserved credit for overcoming Canada - despite conceding they gave a below-par performance. (Various)

Jamie Murray has hit back at critics including John McEnroe of current standards in tennis doubles by insisting the level is "very high". (Various)

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