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Former Manchester United and Real Sociedad boss David Moyes will not dive into talks with Celtic about becoming Ronny Deila's successor as manager this summer while Roberto Martinez's future at Everton, where the Spaniard succeeded the Scot, hangs in the balance. (The Sun, print edition)

Steve Evans, the 53-year-old Scot presently in charge of Leeds United, has cooled speculation linking him with the Celtic manager's job. (Yorkshire Post)external-link

Ronny Deila believes David Moyes should have no reservations about succeeding him as Celtic manager this summer, insisting that the Glasgow club remain capable of taking their place among Europe's elite.(The Scotsman)external-link

Former Celtic midfielder Stiliyan Petrov believes that Henrik Larsson, the former Hoops striker now coaching Helsingborgs, would be the ideal replacement for Ronny Deila. (The Herald)external-link

Ronny Deila, who will stand down as manager at the end of the season, insists that he has no personal problems with midfielder Kris Commons, who has not figured much in his starting line-up, but says the Celtic squad is too big and it was tough for him to keep them all happy.(Daily Record)external-link

Leeds United manager Steve Evans
Leeds United manager Steve Evans has apparently played down links with Celtic

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has spoken up in defence of Ronny Deila and predicted that the departing Celtic boss will go on to find employment at another big club on the continent. (The Herald)external-link

Stromsgodset head coach Bjorn Petter Ingebretsen, who was Ronny Deila's assistant at the Norwegian club, has offered to quit if the Celtic manager wants to return. (The Sun, print edition)

Celtic are monitoring the progress of Hajduk Split midfielder Tino-Sven Susic, the 24-year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina international who has two years left of his contract with the Croat club. (The Sun, print edition)

Rangers could make a summer move to sign Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley, with the 22-year-old being out of contract with the League One club and having attracted the attention of Bournemouth, Everton and Norwich City.(The Sun)external-link

Striker Martyn Waghorn, the 26-year-old who has been nominated for the PFA Scotland Championship player of the year award, admits that his career was stalling at Wigan Athletic before his transfer to Ibrox but is now hoping to play for the promoted club in European competition. (Daily Record)external-link

Mark Warburton rejects the suggestion that his Rangers side's Scottish Cup semi-final win on Sunday was responsible for Ronny Deila deciding to leave Celtic and insists that his own strategy for next season will not change no matter who succeeds the Norwegian with their Glasgow rivals.(The Scotsman)external-link

Tino-Sven Susic (left) in action for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Midfielder Tino-Sven Susic (left) is being linked with Celtic

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes believes his side have not been given the credit they deserve in mounting a title challenge against Celtic and does not expect the leaders to be adversely affected by the announcement that manager Ronny Deila will leave the Glasgow club at the end of the season. (The Herald)external-link

Aberdeen right-back Shay Logan will decide whether to accept a contract extension within the next 48 hours, with the 28-year-old also considering offers in his English homeland.(Daily Record)external-link

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson will meet owner Ann Budge and director of football Craig Levein on Friday to discuss reshaping of the first-team squad for next season, with a striker at the top of the agenda. (The Scotsman)external-link

Motherwell veterans Keith Lasley, Stevie Hammell, Stephen McManus and Scott McDonald will be offered new contracts at Fir Park, while James McFadden will be given the change to prove his fitness.(The Herald)external-link

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald has put his summer plans on hold after his side missed out on a top-six finish in the Scottish Premiership and will wait to make sure they avoid a relegation play-off before speaking with his out-of-contract players. (Daily Record, print edition)

Defender Steven Anderson is ready to sign a new contract with St Johnstone. (The Sun, print edition)

Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley
Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley is being linked with Rangers

Striker Jason Cummings wants to follow Hibernian team-mate John McGinn - both players are candidates for the PFA Scotland Championship player of the year award - in graduating from the Scotland Under-21 side to the full squad.(The Scotsman)external-link

Jack Ross has signed a new contract as Alloa Athletic manager despite their relegation from the Scottish Championship.(Daily Mail, print edition)


Fifer Peter Whiteford finished with a flourish to put himself in contention at the halfway stage in the Red Sea Egyptian Challenge on the European Challenge Tour, the 35-year-old backing up an opening 68 with a five-under-par 67.(The Scotsman)external-link

Richie Ramsay got off to a promising start for the second week in a row and was joined in breaking par by Stephen Gallacher on his return from an injury lay-off in the Shenzhen International in China. (The Scotsman)external-link

Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski will be the headline acts when Gleneagles hosts a new invitational veterans tennis tournament this summer. (The Scotsman, print edition)

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