Scottish Gossip: Strachan to announce stay as Celtic chase duo

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Gordon Strachan is expected to announce he will stay on as Scotland coach within the next 24 hours.(Sun)external-link

Celtic are to sign Manchester United's 19-year-old striker James Wilson on loan in January. (Daily Mail)external-link

And Celtic could make a renewed offer for Eintracht Braunschweig forward Emil Berggreen, 22, after having a transfer deadline day bid of £2.25m for the Dane turned down by the German club.(Daily Record)external-link

Eintracht Braunschweig forward Emil Berggreen,
Celtic-bound? Berggreen has been linked with a move to Glasgow

Dundee United are expected to confirm former Hibernian, Kilmarnock and Finland boss Mixu Paatelainen as their new manager on Wednesday. (Daily Mail)external-link

Former Tannadice striker Paatelainen will join United on a two-and-a-half-year deal.(Sun)external-link

Mark McGhee, who has joined Motherwell as manager for a second time, warns his new group of players there will be no place for them at Fir Park if they continue to underperform. (Daily Mail)external-link

Mixu Paatelainen and Mark McGhee
Paatelainen and McGhee are set to be rival managers in Scotland's top flight again

Former Aberdeen boss McGhee has pledged to win over Motherwell supporters who may have misgivings about his return to Fir Park.(Scotsman)external-link

McGhee plans to continue working with the Scotland coaching staff alongside his full-time post at Motherwell. (Herald)external-link

A short-term £200,000 sponsorship deal for the Scottish League Cup will be announced on Wednesday ahead of an expected revamp of the competition, which will effectively bring summer football to Scotland as early as next year.(Daily Record)external-link

Rangers will end a two-and-a-half-year search for a chief scout with a move for Frank McParland, who previously worked at Liverpool. (Sun)external-link

Frank McParland
Former Liverpool scout McParland has also held the post of Brentford sporting director

Former Scottish FA and Fifa referee Calum Murray has warned football could be adversely affected if the use of video replays is brought in to help officials make decisions.(Herald)external-link


Scotland's Rugby World Cup dream has been dealt a major blow after forwards Ross Ford and Jonny Gray were banned for the rest of the tournament. The Pair have been found guilty of making a joint illegal tackle on Samoa's Jack Lam. (Daily Mail)external-link