Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Wright, McLeish, Cathro, McGhee, Griffiths

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Interim boss Graeme Murty believes Rangers need "a stellar manager" as they search for a replacement for Mark Warburton. (Daily Record)external-link

With Rangers expected to appoint a director of football, Hearts' Ian Cathro says Scottish football needs to rid itself of historic suspicions over such a role. (Scotsman)external-link

Cathro says he would not have taken the head coach job at Tynecastle had director of football Craig Levein not been in place. (Sun)external-link

Ian Cathro and Craig Levein
Cathro and Levein previously worked together at Dundee United

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton rejects the idea Rangers need a director of football and says they should appoint St Johnstone's Tommy Wright as manager. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers forward Kenny Miller has urged the club's board to put their trust in former boss Alex McLeish as the Ibrox outfit assess a new management structure in the wake of Warburton's departure. (Daily Mail)external-link

Meanwhile, Miller says talks over extending his stay at Rangers have been put on hold. (Herald)external-link

Motherwell assistant James McFadden has criticised Aberdeen fans for their treatment of his manager Mark McGhee when he was sent to the stand during Well's 7-2 defeat at Pittodrie on Wednesday.(National)external-link

Livingston-born Scott Arfield, now a Canada international, insists he has "nothing to prove" as the Canadians prepare to take on Scotland next month but the 28-year-old Burnley midfielder says some of his family will never understand why he elected to play for the country of his father's birth. (Herald)external-link

Scott Arfield
Arfield played for Scotland's Under-21 side

Celtic's January signing Eboue Kouassi took a step towards first-team inclusion by starting for the club's under-20s in a 1-0 Youth Cup win over Hibernian on Friday. (Daily Record)external-link

Meanwhile, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths is still at a "conditioning phase" and is not yet ready for a first-team return. (Daily Express)external-link

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