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Former Scotland full-back Steve Clarke, who was sacked by Reading in December, has confirmed he wants to succeed Ronny Deila as manager of Celtic.(Daily Express)external-link

Ronny Deila played down the significance of a post-match visit to the Celtic dressing room by the club's chief executive, Peter Lawwell, and insisted he has no intention of accelerating his departure as manager despite a 1-1 draw at home to Ross County. (The Scotsman)external-link

Celtic fans unveiled a banner criticising chief executive Peter Lawwell and major shareholder Dermot Desmond ahead of their 1-1 draw with Ross County, unfurling a mis-spelled banner saying: "Lawell and Desmond's legacy. Empty jerseys, empty hearts, empty dreams, empty stands." (Daily Record)external-link

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon says it is time for the squad to take collective responsibility for winning the points that will finally secure a fifth consecutive Scottish title, saying they only have themselves to blame for the 1-1 draw at home to Ross County. (The Herald)external-link

Leeds United manager Steve Evans
Steve Evans' job could be in danger at Leeds despite improved results

More than 200 angry Dundee United fans gathered outside Tannadice to call for under-pressure chairman Stephen Thompson to stand down after a 3-1 home defeat by Hamilton Academical left their side one game away from relegation from the Scottish Premiership. (The Courier)external-link

Dundee United midfielder John Rankin admitted that his side need a "football miracle" to preserve their top-flight ­status after the ­Tannadice side's latest home defeat, by Hamilton Academical, sparked protests outside the ground. (The Scotsman)external-link

As protestors gathered outside Tannadice, Dundee United midfielder John Rankin sympathised with their anger and admitted that the club's fans had been let down this season. (The Herald)external-link

Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen has admitted that he "can't believe" the lack of fight from his players in the face of potential relegation. (The Scotsman)external-link

Manager Mixu Paatelainen says his Dundee United players are "too soft" for the Scottish Premiership. (The Herald)external-link

Steve Evans says he wants to remain Leeds United manager after his contract ends in the summer, but the Scot faces the sack after Italian owner Massimo Cellino said he could not work with British managers. (Daily Mirror, print edition)

Jackie McNamara, sacked by Dundee United earlier this season, has vowed to bounce back with York City after his side were relegated from England's League Two, meaning they will play in the National League next season. (Daily Record, print edition)

Rotherham United captain Kirk Broadfoot
Kirk Broadfoot has been hailed as the inspiration as Rotherham avoided relegation

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman claims that his club are going to be "underpaid" for Josh Windass when the midfielder moves to Rangers this summer after the 22-year-old scored a double over Jackie McNamara's York City to edge their side closer to promotion. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers right-back James Tavernier believes that a break from competitive football will give Rangers an edge in next month's Scottish Cup final over Hibernian, who face promotion play-off games before the showpiece at Hampden Park.(The Herald)external-link

Rotherham United manager Neil Warnock has praised former Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot for his captain's role in leading their side clear of relegation in the English Championship. (The Sun, print edition)

Hearts midfielder Don Cowie has refused to give up the fight for second place in the Scottish Premiership despite Saturday's defeat by Motherwell leaving the Edinburgh side eight points behind Aberdeen. (The Scotsman)external-link


Tsegei Tewelde, the Shettleston Harriers runner who booked his place in the Great Britain team for the Olympics in Rio after finishing 12th in Sunday's London Marathon, almost died aged eight when he was blown up by a land mine that killed his grandfather and childhood friend in his native Eritrea.(Daily Mail)external-link

Cromlix, the Perthshire hotel owned by tennis star Andy Murray, has been named the most luxurious in Scotland - for the third year running. (The Scotsman)external-link

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