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Ronny Deila is now fighting to save his job as Celtic manager following their Scottish Cup defeat by arch-rivals Rangers - his side's third successive Hampden semi-final defeat.(Daily Mail)external-link

With Ronny Deila certain to be ditched as Celtic manager after their Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Rangers, David Moyes has again been connected with the club for whom he played, but the former Real Sociedad coach would want certain guarantees, principally over recruitment. (Daily Telegraph, print edition)

Aston Villa want David Moyes as their next manager, but, despite the promise of significant funds, the former Everton and Manchester United boss is waiting to see what other options arise in the summer. (Daily Mail)external-link

Celtic should have sacked Ronny Deila immediately after his side's Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Rangers, according to former Hoops striker Chris Sutton. (Daily Record)external-link

Former Celtic and Rangers striker Maurice Johnston says the Hoops should dispense with Ronny Deila as manager on the evidence of their Scottish Cup semi-final defeat. (Daily Record, print edition)

David Moyes
David Moyes is reportedly considering approaches from Celtic and Aston Villa

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney insists that the players and not Ronny Deila should take the blame for their Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Rangers and he and central defender Erik Sviatchenko have insisted that the squad remain firmly behind the manager. (The Sun, print edition)

After watching the Scottish Cup semi-final, former Celtic manager Neil Lennon says that Mark Warburton has fashioned the Scottish Championship winners into a more attractive and effective team than the Premiership leaders. (The Times, print edition)

Mark Warburton has warned that Rangers will still have to spend heavily to match Celtic in the Scottish Premiership next season and that the Ibrox board cannot allow their dramatic Scottish Cup semi-final win to lull them into a false sense of complacency. (The Scotsman)external-link

Celtic's Patrick Roberts admits he let himself down after missing an open goal in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers, but the on-loan Manchester City winger also says his side did not play well enough to beat their Glasgow rivals.(The Herald)external-link

Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew says retaining the Scottish Premiership title will not make up for losing to Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final. (The Herald)external-link

Veteran striker Kenny Miller, who scored Rangers' opening goal in Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final, says that beating his former club was the most emotional of his career.(The Herald)external-link

Former Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson says that manager Mark Warburton implemented the perfect plan to beat Celtic in Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers manager Mark Warburton says that, although Celtic were deserved favourites going into Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final, he was irritated by those who had predicted his side would be "battered" by their Glasgow rivals.(The National)external-link

Dundee United midfielder Paul Paton
Dundee United midfielder Paul Paton has apologised for a social media message favouring Rangers

Football fans enjoyed a relatively trouble-free fixture between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park, with police saying they made nine arrests "in and around the ground" for alleged offences, which included sectarian singing and pitch incursion. (The Herald)external-link

Dundee United midfielder Paul Paton has apologised to his club's fans after expressing his support for Rangers on Twitter following the Ibrox side's win over Celtic the day after his own side's Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Hibernian.(Daily Record)external-link

Dundee United were given no warning before Justine Mitchell, whose brother, Stephen Thompson, is chairman, resigned from the board on Sunday, with the Scottish Premiership club saying that the matter would be discussed at a "previously arranged" board meeting on Monday. (The Scotsman)external-link

After beating Dundee United in in Saturday's Scottish Cup semi-final, Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs said he is anticipating a season finale he described as "potentially one of the most exciting the club has seen", with the final falling between the two legs of the Premiership promotion play-off final.(The Scotsman)external-link


Anthony McGill has set his sights on winning the World Snooker Championship after seeing off last year's runner-up Shaun Murphy to claim his third major Crucible scalp, having recorded wins over Stephen Maguire and Mark Selby to reach the quarter-finals on his debut 12 months ago. (The National)external-link

Stephen Maguire admits he may seek professional help from a sports psychologist after slumping to his fourth first-round exit in a row at the World Snooker Championship. (Daily Record, print edition)

Andy Murray has hit out at claims fatherhood has affected his performance on court but admitted that being a good father takes priority over tennis.(The Scotsman)external-link

Dundee Stars have signed former Braehead Clan and Coventry Blaze defenceman Carig Cescon, the Canadian having had a stint with Morzine in France. (The Sun, print edition)

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