Scottish Gossip: McLeish linked Greece, Molde on Celtic

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Alex McLeish is on a shortlist of candidates for the Greece national coach job, with the former Scotland, Rangers and Aston Villa boss currently unattached. (Sun)external-link

Defender Vegard Forren insists Molde are ready to ruin Celtic manager Ronny Deila and midfielder Stefan Johansen's return to their Norwegian homeland in Thursday's Europa League meeting. (Daily Express, print edition)

Molde forward Ola Kamara will forever be indebted to Deila after the pair worked together at Stroemgodset and Kamara is also good friends with Johansen but the striker will be doing all he can to derail Celtic's Group A campaign. (Herald)external-link

Molde striker Ola Kamara
Kamara is getting ready to face Celtic on Thursday

Former Dundee United defender Maurice Malpas has warned the current Tannadice squad they will be relegated if they do not toughen up. (Daily Record)external-link

And United midfielder John Rankin admits the Tangerines players do not demand enough from each other. (Daily Mail)external-link

Rangers manager Mark Warburton says Ibrox midfielder Barrie McKay has the talent to reach the highest level. (Evening Times)external-link

And Warburton has revealed his gratitude for the Rangers supporters' patience when things have not all gone the Ibrox side's way so far this season. (Herald)external-link

Rangers manager Mark Warburton and midfielder Barrie McKay
McKay (right) has helped Warburton's Rangers to the top of the Scottish Championship

Hibernian manager and former Everton player Alan Stubbs has paid tribute to the late Howard Kendall, the former Goodison Park boss, describing him as "Mr Everton".(Scotsman)external-link

Meanwhile, Fraser Fyvie believes Hibs have the firepower to get back into the Scottish Championship title race after slipping 11 points behind leaders Rangers. (Daily Record)external-link

Falkirk, who face Hibs on Tuesday evening, have been set a 60-point target to make the play-offs by their manager Peter Houston. (The National)external-link

Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes, 52, wants to stay in charge at Real Sociedad. The Scot has been linked with Aston Villa.(Star)external-link


World Rugby bosses have admitted referee Craig Joubert robbed Scotland by mistakenly awarding Australia a late penalty in the Wallabies' 35-34 win over the Scots in Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final. (Sun)external-link

But the governing body insist Joubert remains a "world-class referee". (Daily Record)external-link