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Rangers caretaker manager Kenny McDowall has begun a 12-month notice period after resigning from his role at Ibrox. (Various)

With the prospect of McDowall being sent on gardening leave, as is the case with his predecessor Ally McCoist, former England player Stan Collymore asks if Rangers are "attempting to enter a team into the Chelsea Flower Show". (Daily Mail)

Dave King is confident he can convince the Scottish Football Association and the stock exchange that he is a suitable person to run Rangers. (The National)

Darren Fletcher
Darren Fletcher has not been a regular in the Manchester United starting line-up this season

King brands the current Rangers board members "dead men walking" because he is sure he can oust them from their positions. (The Sun)

Former Italy and AC Milan midfielder Rino Gattuso tells the board at Hamilton Accies that he likes working with young players and is the perfect man to become the new manager. (Daily Mail)

Valencia join West Ham and West Brom in chasing Scotland and Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher, who has started only five games this season for Louis van Gaal's side. (Daily Mail, Scotsman)

Bolton, managed by Neil Lennon, are "putting the finishing touches" to a deal to sign Celtic's Kris Commons. (Daily Mail)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila insists "Kris is not leaving in January". (Scotsman)

Meanwhile, the Norwegian boss has stepped up his attempt to bring Dundee United midfielder Stuart Armstrong to Celtic Park. (Daily Record)

Greg Stewart
Greg Stewart has become a favourite with the Dees fans after his move from the Blue Brazil, thanks to his scoring rate

Hearts owner Ann Budge is demanding answers after her club's fans claimed they were attacked following the abandoned match against Rangers. (Daily Record)

Deila is sure that Swedish striker John Guidetti can return to scoring ways with hard work. (The Sun)

Hands on Hibs has criticised the share-buying scheme launched by the club last week, Hibernian Supporters Limited, whose aim is to raise £2.5m to take a 51% stake in the Easter Road outfit. (Scotsman)

Dundee manager Paul Hartley thinks it is time Greg Stewart was given credit for the 12 goals he has scored since arriving from Cowdenbeath in the summer. (The Sun)

Former Hearts and Sporting Lisbon manager Paulo Sergio is confident that Ryan Gauld can star for the Portuguese club after making his top-team debut on Sunday. (Scotsman)


Scotland's Alex Tilley and Charlie Guest have been selected for the British team at the FIS Alpine World Skiing Championships in Colorado in February. (The National)

Livingston's Elise Christie is sporting a burst lip from a practice speed skating session ahead of her defence of her 1000m European championship title. (Herald)

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