Scottish Gossip: Aftermath of Celtic 0-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

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Celtic and Rangers were ready to join a "Euroleague" 17 years ago that would have rivalled the Champions League for financial might until news leaked out, according to Dutch agent Rob Jansen. (Daily Record)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers admits it will be "very difficult" for the Glasgow club to progress in Europe this season following the 2-0 Champions League defeat by Borussia Monchengladbach.(The Herald)

Defender Kolo Toure, 35, rues making "the mistakes of a 16-year-old" to let Borussia Monchengladbach score twice at Celtic Park on Wednesday.(Daily Mail)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton admits he went into hiding after his side's 5-1 Scottish Premiership defeat by Celtic and believes there will be no repeat of that scoreline in the League Cup semi-final against their Glasgow rivals. (Daily Record)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton says he has no security concerns ahead of his side's Scottish League Cup semi-final against Celtic - the Ibrox outfit's first visit to Hampden Park since May's trouble-hit Scottish Cup final.(The National)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton says he does not have any issue with BT Sport despite not appearing for a post-match interview with them after Friday's win at Inverness Caledonian Thistle. (The Herald)

Aston Villa are keeping tabs on Hearts defender John Souttar and have had the 20-year-old watched on several occasions. (The Sun, print edition)

Former England boss Sam Allardyce could return to manage Sunderland to replace present boss David Moyes if a Chinese consortium completes a takeover of the club.(The Sun)

Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain insists current manager David Moyes is safe to build the club with "a long-term approach".(Sunderland website)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Gordon Strachan as Scotland head coach after odds were slashed on the former Rangers midfielder. (Press & Journal)

Hearts owner Ann Budge says she is confident the supporters will play their role in helping deliver the new £12m main stand, the Gorgie club having been granted planning permission by the City of Edinburgh Council last Wednesday.(The Scotsman)

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