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David Moyes, the 52-year-old Scot who was sacked by Read Sociedad in November, is expected to open talks with Newcastle United about becoming their next manager, with Steve McClaren set for the sack. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Former Falkirk, Hibernian and Rangers midfielder Russell Latapy believes that there is a bias against black managers as he continues to seek new employment after leaving his post as assistant boss at Inverness Caledonian Thistle.(Scotland On Sunday)external-link

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, the 18-year-old who has only played 24 senior games, will be given his first senior Scotland call-up when coach Gordon Strachan names two separate 16-man squads for friendlies against Czech Republic and Denmark.(Sunday Mail, print edition)

Former Dundee United left-back Barry Douglas is not concerned about being overlooked by Scotland despite the 26-year-old playing in the Turkish top flight with Konyaspor after helping Lech Poznan win the Polish title last season. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

David Moyes
Scotsman David Moyes is reportedly being lined up to take over at Newcastle United

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths, who was an unused substitute in the Euro 2016 qualifiers in the games against Germany and Poland, is set to be promoted into the starting line-up as Scotland coach Gordon Strachan builds for the World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign. (Sunday Post)external-link

Manager Ronny Deila admits that he is having sleepless nights as he attempts to arrest Celtic's recent downturn in results. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Winning a Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup double may not be enough to save Ronny Deila's job as Celtic manager at the end of the season.(Sunday Herald)external-link

Rangers captain Lee Wallace says the Scottish Championship leaders' players would be happy to land Celtic in Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final draw should the Premiership leaders beat Greenock Morton in their quarter-final.(Sunday Post)external-link

Manager Mark Warburton described Rangers' 4-0 Scottish Cup quarter-final as the best display of his Ibrox reign, but he still does not reckon it was enough to have their potential semi-final opponents running scared.(Sunday Mail)external-link

After Hibernian's Championship title challenge faltered in recent days, head coach Alan Stubbs stressed that his successful battles against cancer had allowed him to put football in context and led to him spend time with his family ahead of Sunday's Scottish Cup quarter-final against Inverness Caledonian Thistle. (Sunday Herald)external-link

Aberdeen defender Andrew Considine thinks that Barry Robson will play a big part in their bid to beat Celtic to the Premiership title despite the 37-year-old midfielder having made only his first start of the season when he was drafted into Derek McInnes' side for Wednesday's 1-0 win over Dundee United.(Sunday Mail)external-link

Glasgow Warriors' Glenn Bryce
Glasgow Warriors back Glenn Bryce is being linked with a summer switch to Edinburgh

Partick Thistle striker Antonio German admits that being able to stroll down Glasgow's Maryhill Road unrecognised is a big change from his last club, where he was given bodyguards at Kerala Blasters, of the Indian Super League, who regularly attract 70,000 supporters to their home games. (Sunday Mail)external-link

The Scottish Football Association is keen to be at the forefront of worldwide trials of video assistance for referees after Saturday's meeting of the rule-making International Football Association board, with SFA chief executive Stewart Regan willing to put the Scottish Cup forward for a trail.(Scotland On Sunday)external-link


Glasgow Warriors full-back Glenn Bryce, 24, has followed fly-half Duncan Weir by agreeing a summer switch from Scotstoun to Pro12 rivals Edinburgh. (Sunday Times, print edition)

Scotland scrum-half Henry Pyrgos is relishing facing Cardiff Blues for Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun on Sunday as it will be his first game since helping his side win the Pro12 title in Belfast last season, the Scotland scrum-half having had surgery on injured ligaments in his wrist after making his 99th club appearance. (Scotland On Sunday)external-link

Talented Robyn Hart-Winks has become world champion in two very different disciplines - indoor rowing and Highland dancing. (Sunday Post)external-link

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