Scottish Gossip: Rodgers, Celtic, Weghorst, Rangers, Clark

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New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers aims to deliver long-term success in Glasgow and is not using the job as a springboard back to England's Premier League. (Herald)external-link

The Northern Irishman revealed Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond's passion for the club drew him to Celtic. (Daily Record)external-link

Rodgers has dismissed speculation that LA Galaxy's Steven Gerrard will join him in Glasgow. (Scotsman, print edition)

Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard
Rodgers and Gerrard worked together at Liverpool

The late Tommy Burns - who served Celtic as player, manager and coach - worked with Rodgers at Reading and the pair dreamed of the latter one day becoming Celtic manager. (Sun)external-link

Captain Scott Brown believes Rodgers' appointment will spark an influx of big-name players to Celtic. (Daily Express)external-link

Heracles' Dutch forward Wout Weghorst says he is wanted as Rodgers' first signing at Celtic. (Daily Record, print edition)

Dundee have put a £1.5m price tag on Greg Stewart to fend off interest in the forward. (Sun, print edition)

Out-of-contract forward Nicky Clark has decided to leave Rangers, despite being offered a new deal by the club. (Daily Express, print edition)

Rangers forward Nicky Clark
Clark has been with Rangers for three seasons

Scotland coach Gordon Strachan - a boyhood Hibernian fan - admitted it was emotional seeing Hibs win Saturday's Scottish Cup final against Rangers, the club's first triumph in the tournament since 1902. (Scotsman)external-link

Hearts right-back Callum Paterson, who is also eligible to play for England and South Africa, insists he only wants to play for Scotland and could make his senior international debut for the Scots against Italy on Sunday. (National)external-link

Former Everton manager David Moyes, who has pulled out of the running to become the new Aston Villa manager, could return to Goodison Park. The Scot is on a nine-man shortlist which also includes Manuel Pellegrini and Frank de Boer.(Daily Mirror)external-link

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