Saturday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scottish Football League chief executive David Longmuir says there is "no room at the inn" for the 10 SFL clubs threatening to leave Longmuir's organisation to form, in effect, "SPL2". (Various)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist admits that he doesn't believe the supposed £10m transfer fund that he was promised by the former Ibrox chief executive Charles Green actually exists. (Various)

McCoist would welcome South Africa-based businessman Dave King investing again in the club, calling him "100 per cent a Rangers man". (Evening Times)

Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby would be "very surprised" if Neil Lennon is not still the manager at the club next season as they seek their first domestic treble as a coaching team. (Various)

Lennon could miss being in the dugout for the Scottish Cup final at Hampden if the Scottish Football Association decides he has breached the terms of his existing touchline ban. (Various)

Celtic's Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose will go to his club's training camp in Germany in the summer, then fly to Lagos to play for the national team in a friendly and a World Cup qualifier before re-joining Celtic for the Champions League qualifiers. (The Sun)

Lawyers representing Jackie McNamara, who left Firhill for Dundee United at the end of January, have written to Partick Thistle claiming £40,000 as a bonus for the Jags winning the First Division. (Various)

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon, whose team could yet be caught by Dundee at the foot of the SPL, has banned the word "relegation" from the dressing room. (Daily Record)

But Hearts, the Buddies' opponents this weekend, warn they are out for revenge after Lennon's side beat them to win the Scottish Communities League Cup. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland Sevens coach Stevie Gemmell insists his team will have to play at their best at Saturday's World Series event in Scotstoun in Glasgow if they are to reach the quarter-finals. (The Sun)

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