Scottish Gossip: Alan Stubbs, Hibernian, Hearts, Rangers, Partick Thistle

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Hibernian are likely to net about £120,000 in compensation as Alan Stubbs prepares to sign a three-year deal to take over as manager of Rotherham United. (Various)

Stubbs has told friends he could never top the experience of leading Hibs to Scottish Cup glory 11 days ago, prompting him to seek a new challenge. (Sun)external-link

Top-scorer Jason Cummings could join Stubbs at the New York Stadium, with the 20-year-old striker having 12 months remaining on his Hibs contract. (Times)

John Hughes leads the betting as the Easter Road club seek a replacement for Stubbs, with fellow former managers John Collins, Mixu Paatelainen and Alex McLeish also quoted. (Various)external-link

But former Scotland and Rangers boss Alex McLeish says he is not interested in a return to his homeland and would rather seek employment in England. (Daily Record)external-link

Former Rotherham manager Steve Evans, sacked by Leeds yesterday, is keen on the Hibs vacancy, saying he's won eight promotions in the past 12 years. (Sun)

Ex-Hibs captain Jackie McNamara would love to see John Hughes return for a second spell at Easter Road but doubts if he could work with chairman Rod Petrie again. (Herald)

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Could Aussie Aaron Mooy be on his way to Ibrox?

Belgian left-back Faycal Rherras, 23, is reported to have agreed a three-year deal with Hearts when his Sint Truiden contract expires. (Daily Express)

Hibs will not say how many fans have received banning orders until police and Scottish FA investigations into the Scottish Cup final disorder is complete. (Daily Record)

Rangers transfer target Aaron Mooy will make a decision on his future next week. The 25-year-old Australia midfielder, who spent time with St Mirren, is also wanted by leading Belgian clubs. (Sun)

Rangers are also in the market for a goalkeeper, with Hamilton's Michael McGovern and Southend's Daniel Bentley on the Ibrox club's radar. (Daily Express)

Dundee right-back Paul McGinn is attracting interest from Wigan and Coventry, while Fleetwood Town see his as a replacement if they sell Conor McLaughlin. (Daily Express)

Hibs defender Jordon Forster says he is mulling over the option of a new two-year contract extension after a loan period at Plymouth. (Various)external-link

Sheffield Wednesday winger Ross Wallace reckons he's been written off by Scotland because Gordon Strachan kept playing him at left-back when he was Celtic manager. (Various)external-link

Charlie Mulgrew hits back at internet trolls who made him the scapegoat for Celtic's Europa League loss to Ajax in November, explaining the injury problem that led him to walk off late in the game. (Various)external-link

Partick Thistle's youth academy has received an additional £500,000 in funding from lottery winners Colin and Christine Weir, the couple who helped set up the venture with a £750,000 donation in 2013. (Various)external-link

Scotland striker Lisa Evans says the public title celebrations with her club Bayern Munich were "mind-blowing" as the men's and women's teams joined up to celebrate their successes. (National)external-link


Former Scotland captain David Sole is bemused by Scottish Rugby's decision to sever ties with London Scottish just four months into a partnership. (Herald)external-link

Martin Ebert, who has redesigned the Ailsa Course at Turnberry, says Donald Trump's investment has saved the Ayrshire resort's Open Championship future. (Various)

BBC athletics commentator Brendan Foster reckons Laura Muir can challenge for a 1500m medal at the Rio Olympics. (Herald)

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