Scottish Gossip: Ronny Deila targets former Celtic star, Rangers boss vows to stay

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Manager Ronny Deila has admitted his squad lack European experience in the wake of their latest defeat and reiterated a desire to re-sign a former Celtic star, such as Aiden McGeady or Shaun Maloney, although he refused to name a specific player. (Sunday Herald)

Ronny Deila says he has coached four clubs and made every one of them better as he made the case for Celtic continuing with him as manager.(Sunday Mail)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has suggested "I'm difficult to get rid of" as he revealed that Stromsgodset had wanted to sack him during a poor spell of form before he achieved title success during a six-year spell with the Norwegian club. (Scotland On Sunday)

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon says that not having a settled back four this season has made his task more difficult and led to the Scottish champions conceding more goals. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

Real Sociedad coach David Moyes
David Moyes is under pressure at Real Sociedad after a poor run of form

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says the Scottish champions' European hopes have been hampered by a lack of competition from old city rivals Rangers in the domestic top flight. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton is flattered to be linked with Queens Park Rangers but has insisted he is at Ibrox for the long term.(Scotland On Sunday)

Rangers striker Nicky Clark admits he faces a battle to earn a new contract, with his current deal with the Championship leaders ending this summer. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

David Moyes is on the verge of being sacked by Real Sociedad with the Spanish club holding talks in the wake of Friday's 2-0 defeat by Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. (Independent On Sunday)

Motherwell owner Les Hutchison has admitted he should have sacked manager Ian Baraclough earlier. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Former Kilmarnock defender Dylan Kerr has revealed that he was interviewed for the manager's job at Stirling Albion before taking charge of Tanzanian club Simba after leading Hai Phong to victory in last year's Vietnamese Cup. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen has cancelled all leave for his players during the upcoming international break as he attempts to lift the side that he took charge of last month off the bottom of the Premiership. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Kilmarnock players failed to secure themselves time off during the international break because they lost 2-1 away to St Johnstone, missing out on an offer made by manager Gary Locke. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Inverness midfielder Ryan Christie is helped off against Motherwell
Inverness midfielder Ryan Christie was injured during the 3-1 win over Motherwell

On-loan Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after hobbling off with a knee injury in Inverness Caledonian Thistle's 3-1 win over Motherwell. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson says the Edinburgh side are in competition with Aberdeen for second place rather than with Celtic for the Premiership title despite moving to within three points of the reigning champions with a fourth consecutive victory. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

Ross County striker Liam Boyce believes that losing two stone in weight has led to his goalscoring form and he is now targeting a place in the Northern Ireland squad at next summer's Euro 2016 finals. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

Kilmarnock midfielder Craig Slater says that Scotland's under-21 squad will have even greater motivation against Ukraine at St Mirren Park on Friday as senior manager Gordon Strachan will be assisting coach Ricky Sbragia. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray will finish a season as number two in the world for the first time in his career if he beats top-ranked Novak Djokovic to win the BNP Paribas Master title today. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Former world boxing champion Ricky Burns produced an 11th-round stoppage to beat Australian Josh King and win the vacant WBC Inter-Continental title in Liverpool. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Andrew McArthur and Jamie McLeary have secured their European Tour cards for next season, but fellow Scotsman Scott Henry agonisingly missed out after the NBO Classic Challenge Tour Grand Final at Almouj Golf in Muscat, Oman. (Scotland On Sunday)

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