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Bolton Wanderers are keen on Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs for their managerial vacancy and Hibs may seek Raith Rovers boss and Dundee United target Ray McKinnon if ex-Wanderer Stubbs heads south.(Sunday Mail)external-link

United and Raith will continue compensation talks as the Tangerines bid to appoint their former player as Mixu Paatelainen's replacement. (

Stubbs praised Hibs' stamina and mental strength after they overturned a first-leg deficit to beat Raith Rovers 2-1 on aggregate to win the Premiership play-off quarter-final. (Mail on Sunday, print edition)

Raith Rovers manager Ray McKinnon and Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs
In demand: McKinnon and Stubbs are being linked with moves

And Stubbs blasted his team's critics following Saturday's 2-0 win at Easter Road, which set up a semi-final against Falkirk. (Sun)external-link

Celtic could lose out to West Bromwich Albion in their pursuit of managerial candidate and free agent Brendan Rodgers.(Sunday Mail)external-link

Current boss Ronny Deila, who will leave Celtic at the end of the season, admits he has too many players in his squad. (Sunday Express, print edition)

Deila feels having too large a squad was a factor in Celtic's disappointing European campaign.(Sun)external-link

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald concedes his side deserve to be in the relegation play-off spot after Saturday's results ensured they will finish second bottom of the Scottish Premiership.(Sunday Mail, print edition)

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald and manager Lee Clark
Killie keeper MacDonald and his manager are facing up to a relegation play-off

Killie boss manager Lee Clark insists his side will "come out fighting" in the play-off against either Hibernian or Falkirk.(Sunday Herald)external-link

Josh Windass, who will join Rangers in the summer, believes the Scottish Championship winners can wrestle the Premiership title from Celtic next season. (Sunday Mail)external-link

Pat Fenlon, who led Hibs to two Scottish Cup finals, believes the club can end their 114-year wait to win the trophy by beating Rangers in this month's final at Hampden.(Scotland on Sunday)external-link


Nine-times winner Rafael Nadal has tipped Andy Murray to win next month's French Open after Scot Murray beat Spaniard Nadal in the semi-finals of tennis's Madrid Open. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

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