Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Deila, Warburton, Dundee United

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Ronny Deila insists he will only walk away from Celtic when he stops enjoying the job of managing the club. (Various)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton says he is more concerned about buying his wife a Christmas present than the views of Championship title rival and Hibs boss Alan Stubbs. (Various)

Mixu Paatelainen has urged in-demand defender John Souttar to reject a move to Celtic and instead sign a new deal at Dundee United. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes expects in-form striker Adam Rooney to attract interest when the January transfer window opens. (Daily Record)

Miles Storey is hoping a deal can be done to extend his loan stay at Inverness Caley Thistle. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen assistant manager Tony Docherty hopes the success of on-loan Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward will open up further relationships with big English teams. (Herald)

Dundee United defender John Souttar
Dundee United want in-demand defender John Souttar to sign a new deal

Former Hearts defender Jose Goncalves isn't surprised by Robbie Neilson's success at Tynecastle - because he inspired him as a player during his time at the Edinburgh club. (Various)

Despite seeing his side earn just two points from the last 21, Kilmarnock boss Gary Locke is confident they can lift themselves clear of the relegation zone. (Various)

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs was prepared to leave Scott Allan - now at Celtic - kicking his heels in the stand for the entire season rather than sell him to Championship rivals Rangers. (Various)

Henrik Larsson, Brian Laudrup and Danny McGrain are the top three players of the Premier League era in Scotland. (Herald)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan is keeping tabs on uncapped Leeds duo Liam Cooper and Alex Mowatt. (Daily Record)

Scotland star Shaun Maloney has warned his Hull team-mates - sitting fourth in the English Championship - that they will need to raise their game to seal a Premier League return. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

The Pro12 festive double-header between Edinburgh and Glasgow will help national coach Vern Cotter form his Six Nations plans, says Warriors coach Gregor Townsend. (Daily Mail)

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