Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby says he would not be surprised if manager Neil Lennon walked away from the manager's post after being attacked by a fan during his team's win at Tynecastle. (Various)

It is a view echoed by Hearts manager Jim Jefferies, who says he would not blame Neil Lennon if he chose to leave. (The Sun)

Full-back Mark Wilson, though, believes his manager at Celtic Park is too strong a character to allow incidents like the one at Hearts force him out of the job. (Various)

Celtic's free-scoring midfielder Kris Commons maintains he only has himself to blame for his red card at Tynecastle - he received a second booking after rushing to celebrate with the Celtic fans behind the goal. (The Sun)

St Johnstone's 35-year-old defender Michael Duberry may choose to head back to England this summer so that he can spend more time with his family. (Daily Record)

After being turned down by St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes, Brentford will turn their attention to Rangers captain David Weir to fill their managerial vacancy. (The Sun)

Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor wants new Ibrox owner Craig Whyte to call him about extending his stay at the club. (Daily Express, The Sun)

Gus MacPherson, John Hughes and Paolo di Canio are among the six candidates to be interviewed for the manager's job at Swindon Town. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen defender Joe Shaughnessy has signed a new two-year contract with the Pittodrie club. (The Herald)

Up to 80 players have shown an interest in turning out in trials for Stirling Albion in early June. (The Herald)

Hamilton Accies manager Billy Reid, whose team were relegated on Tuesday evening, insists they can bounce back into the Scottish Premier League after one season in the Scottish First Division. (Daily Record)

Bolton boss Owen Coyle says he always knew Kyle Lafferty would come good - he sold the Northern Irish striker to Rangers for £3.5m when he was the manager at Burnley. (The Sun, Daily Express)

Assistant manager Roy Aitken has been sacked, along with manager David O'Leary, by Dubai side Al-Ahli. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

David Millar says he had a difficult day in the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, a combination of dust, hay fever and a crash causing him to lose the leader's jersey. (Daily Express)

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