Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell hopes the Champions League last 16 tie with Juventus will convince Gary Hooper and Victor Wanyama to sign new deals. (Various)

Juve midfielder Andrea Pirlo feels Celtic were the toughest possible draw to get. (Daily Record)

Journalists, fans and Uefa officials were left stunned after the last 16 draw produced exactly the same ties in both the rehearsal and the real thing - the odds for which are 5,000-1.

Full story: Metro

Rangers manager Ally McCoist accepts the club must listen to offers to rename Ibrox in order to raise funds.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Hibernian will not be signing Bohemians defender Evan McMillan following a recent trial spell. (Herald)

Inverness are close to agreeing contract extensions with Andrew Shinnie, Graeme Shinnie and Josh Meekings. (Various)

Ross County have released Russell Duncan, Joe Malin, Jonathan Bateson and Kurtis Byrne, while Steven Craig is in talks about making his loan move to Partick Thistle permanent. (Various)

Everton's Scottish manager David Moyes has revealed his ambition to coach in a European league one day - and named Germany as the most appealing option.

Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors captain Al Kellock believes the appointment of Scott Johnson as Scotland coach can lift the nation, citing the Australian's knowledge of the squad from his prior involvement in the coaching staff as a bonus.

Full story: Herald

Several former Scotland players, including Scott Hastings, John Rutherford and Jason White, want Scottish voices restored to the management of the national squad after Australian Johnson was confirmed as Englishman Andy Robinson's replacements.

Full story: Scotsman

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