Scottish Gossip: Dundee United still chasing Inverness boss John Hughes

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Dundee United could make a fresh move for Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Hughes this week as the 51-year-old is keen on talking to the Tannadice club despite their initial approach being rejected by their Scottish Premiership rivals.(Daily Record)external-link

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Hughes is poised to hold crunch talks with club chairman Kenny Cameron about his desire to move to Dundee United. The 51-year-old does not want to force his way out of the club, but United are willing to pay the compensation fee required. (The Sun, print edition)

Former Dundee United midfielder Michael O'Neill, who had been on the Tannadice club's wish-list for manager, will be rewarded with a new four-year contract after leading Northern Ireland to the Euro 2016 finals. (The Sun, print edition)

Inverness manager John Hughes
John Hughes reportedly wants talks with Inverness about his desire to join Dundee United

Former Scotland manager Craig Brown thinks Gordon Strachan's wife, Lesley, will ultimately decide whether the present incumbent stays in the job after his side's failure to reach the Euro 2016 finals. (Daily Record, print edition)

Scotland striker Steven Fletcher admitted he was delighted at being able to repay Scotland manager Gordon Strachan for his unstinting loyalty with his second hat-trick against Gibraltar this year as their side won 6-0 in their final Euro 2016 qualifier.(The Herald)external-link

Scottish referees Craig Thomson and Willie Collum are battling against one another to be chosen as officials for the Euro 2016 finals next summer. (The Sun, print edition)


Scotland prop WP Nel has insisted that his team can win the Rugby World Cup despite being rated as rank outsiders by the bookmakers.(The Herald)external-link

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter says his side survived their victory over Samoa without any major injuries and will go into their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia with a full squad of 31. (The Scotsman, print edition)

Wing Sean Lamont not only earned his 100th Scotland cap against Samoa on Saturday but the 34-year-old from Perth also won his first, 50th and 100th against the same opposition.(The Scotsman)external-link

Sean Lamont did not touch the ball and did not make a tackle after coming on as a replacement against Samoa, but the wing says Scotland winning the game to qualify for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals was more important than that or the fact he earned his 100th cap. (The Courier)external-link

Scotland's WP Nel celebrates
WP Nel has said the believes Scotland can win the Rugby World Cup

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw admits it will be the highlight of his career to lead out Scotland against Australia in the last eight of the Rugby World Club.(Daily Record)external-link

Andy Murray is likely to play in the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month having hinted he could miss the season finale to concentrate on the Davis Cup, but the Scot says his main goal for the remainder of the season is to help Great Britain beat Belgium on 27 November. (The Times, print edition)

Glasgow Tigers won through to speedway's Premier League Play-off Final for the first time in their history after concluding an aggregate victory over Somerset. (Daily Record, print edition)

Susan Partridge missed the qualifying time for next year's Rio Olympics by 31 seconds when the Oban 35-year-old finished eight minutes behind Florence Kiplagat in the Chicago Marathon. (Daily Record, print edition)

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