Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hibs assistant manager Billy Brown will be given the chance to land the manager's job at Easter Road. (The Sun)

Jim Jefferies would be willing to become manager of Hibs, whose fans are split 50-50 on the idea of the former Hearts boss taking over at their club. (Daily Record)

With Jordan Rhodes, Ryan Stevenson, Gary MacKenzie and Craig Samson in Cyprus with the Scotland squad, manager Craig Levein hopes the new players can stake a claim for permanent inclusion in his team. (The Sun)

Celtic are awaiting news of the illness affecting their midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung - he is home in South Korea having tests. (Daily Record)

Scottish football's performance director Mark Wotte says the country's best players will never make it to the top unless they ditch the cigarettes and alcohol. (Daily Record)

Scotland assistant coach Kenny Black believes the trip to Cyprus for the friendly is still worthwhile, despite the raft of call-offs. (The Sun, The Scotsman)

Jason Thomson's groin injury, which will keep him out for two months, means he has probably played his last game on loan at Dunfermline from Hearts. (Daily Record)

Sunderland full-back Phil Bardsley urges Celtic to snap up versatile left-sided player Boudewijn Zenden. (Daily Express)

Middlesbrough midfielder Barry Robson, 33, admits the World Cup finals in Brazil in 2014 will be his last chance to play for Scotland in a major tournament. (Daily Mail)

Edinburgh City Council's Dave Anderson, director of city development, says it would be a "failure of ambition" if Edinburgh did not consider joining with Hearts to build a new sporting facility in the city. (Daily Mail)

Colin Calderwood could be on his way to be Chris Hughton's assistant at Birmingham City. (The Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Manager Alex Morrison wants his boxer Ricky Burns to fight fellow Scot Willie Limond, not Alex Arthur, the preferred choice of promoter Frank Warren. (Daily Express)

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