Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Former Hearts manager and striker John Robertson has submitted his CV to express his interest in becoming the new manager of Hibernian.

Robertson insists city rivalry is irrelevant when it comes to picking a new manager and the current East Fife boss has also admitted his concern about the financial future of Hearts. (Various)

Shamrock Rovers manager Michael O'Neill is another to have indicated a desire to take over at Hibs. (Sunday Post)

Rangers' proposed move for Indian strikers Sunil Chhetri and Jeje Lalpekhlua may be thwarted by the players' clubs' transfer fee demands. (Various)

However, Rangers are unlikely to face such problems in their attempt to sign free agent Sone Aluko, with the winger's former club Aberdeen saying they will not be obstructive, even though they may be due a fee. (Sunday Mail)

Meanwhile, the Ibrox club are weighing up a January move for Hibernian striker Garry O'Connor. (Sunday Post)

Scotland captain Darren Fletcher wants the national team to prove they can win in style as well as being able to grind out victories. (Scotland on Sunday)

Coach Craig Levein hopes to persuade Jonjo Shelvey to play for Scotland. The Liverpool midfielder has a Scottish grandfather. (Sunday Post)

Former Rangers manager Walter Smith says the club's new owner, Craig Whyte, needs more time to settle in before people can form opinions of him.

Meanwhile, Smith admits he shoulders some of the blame for Scotland's struggle to produce players in recent years, condeding that he should have perhaps spent more time driving youth football than the senior game. (Sunday Times)

Former Dundee United and Scotland midfielder Billy McKinlay is set to become first-team-coach at Fulham but is also wanted as assistant manager at West Brom. (Sunday Mail)


Rugby players who have sustainted serious head injuries have been asked to donate their brains when they die to aid medical research. (Scotland on Sunday)

Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson says the country's pro-teams are his priority as he seeks to improve the game north of the border. (Scotland on Sunday)