Thursday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Celtic manager Jozef Venglos insists that current boss Neil Lennon is one of the best young managers in Europe. (Daily Record)

And Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby says that the one person he fears facing in the last 16 of the Champions League is fellow Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Daily Record)

Borussia Dortmund's Kevin Grosskreutz would love to face Celtic - after watching clips of Old Firm matches on the internet. (Sun)

Celtic forward Georgios Samaras is hoping to extend his stay at Celtic Park. (Daily Express)

Rangers owner Charles Green will hand manager Ally McCoist a transfer war chest of £10m, with potentially another £20m to come. (Various)

Green has also insisted he will sell renaming rights to Ibrox, despite fan protests. (Sun)

Striker Fran Sandaza is unconcerned at a poor display for Rangers against Annan, insisting he is just happy to be back playing after an eye injury. (Various)

Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne has warned manager Craig Brown he will have to earn a new contract. (Various)

St Johnstone midfielder David Robertson fears ending up without a club in the summer after suffering a broken leg. (Herald)

Dunfermline players went on strike yesterday over non-payment of wages. (Various)

Scotland have ended the year in 72nd place in the FIFA rankings - below Cape Verde and Central African Republic. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Colin Montgomerie has admitted he is wary of US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson. (Daily Record)