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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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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