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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Ronny Deila insists he does not expect a hostile atmosphere at Pittodrie on Sunday after his club appealed against Aleksandar Tonev's seven-match ban for racially abusing Aberdeen's Shay Logan in a match earlier this season.(Daily Express)external-link

And Deila insists there is no feud with Dons counterpart Derek McInnes, who has criticised the Norwegian and Celtic captain Scott Brown for saying Tonev did not make a racist remark to defender Logan.(The Sun - subscription required)external-link

But McInnes fears the row could spill over into Sunday's lunchtime match.(Daily Record)external-link

Owen Coyle
Owen Coyle has been out of work since leaving Wigan last year

Former Wigan, Bolton and Burnley manager and one-time Motherwell player Owen Coyle has turned down an approach from the Steelmen to discuss their managerial vacancy.(The Herald)external-link

Motherwell caretaker manager Kenny Black and his players received a supportive text message from former boss Stuart McCall ahead of Friday's 1-0 win over Dundee United. (The Herald)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

After a successful hosting of this year's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Scotland could bid to stage the golf tournament again as early as 2026.(Scotsman)external-link

Boxing promoter Alex Morrison has vowed to turn Commonwealth Games gold-winning medallist Charlie Flynn into a world champion within two years. (The Herald)external-link

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