Scottish Gossip: Deila, Aberdeen, Hearts, Hibs, Rangers

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Celtic striker Andy Walker claims Celtic fans are sick and tired of Ronny Deila's style of football, describing it as "dull and uninspiring". (Scottish Sun)

Walker has told Celtic they will be sleepwalking towards another European disaster if they do not quickly call time on Deila's tenure. (Daily Mail)

Ex-Parkhead player and coach Alan Thompson says Deila is facing a make-or-break six-week period of his Celtic career.(Daily Record)

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson has vowed that his side will pile the misery on Celtic when the teams meet at Tynecastle on Sunday. (Daily Express)

Italian giants Sampdoria are set to gatecrash the champions' £2.5m move for Croatian ace Ivan Mocinic. (Daily Record)

The Scottish Football Association was left in an embarrassing situation when the man it supported to be the next FIFA president, Michel Platini, was handed an eight-year football ban. (The Scotsman)

Deila's side slipped to a 2-1 home defeat by Motherwell on Saturday
Deila's side slipped to a 2-1 home defeat by Motherwell on Saturday

Gordon Smith, the former SFA chief executive, predicts that FIFA and UEFA can survive the corruption scandals which have enveloped world football. (The Herald)

Harry Redknapp reckons Mark Warburton would be mad to leave Rangers to take over a club in the English Championship. (Scottish Sun)

Former Aberdeen striker Steve Cowan insists history is beckoning for the Dons and Hibernian, backing them to pip the Old Firm to the Premiership and Championship titles. (Daily Record)

Manager Derek McInnes has made it clear that Shay Logan and the rest of his top Aberdeen stars are going nowhere in the January transfer window. (Daily Star)

Hibs are hoping to tie up a deal for Kilmarnock youngster Greg Kiltie. The 18-year-old is out on contract at Rugby Park at the end of the year. (Scottish Sun)

St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour believes the Buddies can still make a late promotion push under new manager Alex Rae. (The Scotsman)

Hugh Dallas has slammed the "cruel and unjust" criticism of referee Willie Collum and says the Scottish official's reputation in Europe has never been higher. (Scottish Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray
Murray was named BBC Sports Personality of the year for the second time

Andy Murray has been invited to add to his long list of sporting glory by targeting the £10,000 jackpot at the Worthing Birdman event next year. Organisers were quick to act after Murray mentioned the town in his victory speech after being named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. (Scottish Sun)

Edinburgh scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne insists he cannot allow himself to get distracted about his future, despite his contract at Murrayfield being due to expire in the summer. (The Herald)

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