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Celtic defender Efe Ambrose says manager Neil Lennon told his players he was staying on at the Scottish champions just weeks before he quit. (Sun)

Scotland assistant boss Mark McGhee fears the Scottish top flight is dying as a spectacle, with Hibs, Hearts and Rangers all missing. (Various)

Hibs captain Liam Craig has been told he can look for a new club, along with Paul Heffernan and Ryan McGivern, who are also under contract at Easter Road. (Sun)

Liam Craig is set for a return to St Johnstone, while fellow midfielder Paul Cairney, one of 11 players released by relegated Hibs, is wanted by Dundee United. (Daily Express)

BBC Alba are close to finalising a deal to televise 16 Championship matches - not involving Rangers - with most of them scheduled for Friday nights. (Various)

And the SPFL aim to renegotiate TV contracts in time for more second tier matches to be shown live next season. (Various)

Former Rangers star Giovanni van Bronckhorst thinks his good friend Henrik Larsson will be manager of Celtic - but not this time round. (Sun)

Scotland and Wigan midfielder Shaun Maloney says it would be harsh to dismiss Owen Coyle from the running for the Celtic job after his disappointing time at the English Championship club. (Various)

Hearts are considering moves for St Mirren defender Darren McGregor and Dundee United midfielder Morgaro Gomis. (Daily Record)

And Hearts full-back Callum Paterson reckons his team will be better equipped than rivals Hibs for life in the Championship since they have been preparing for the drop for months already. (Various)

Ian McCall, Allan Moore and John Coughlin are in line to replace Jim Duffy as manager of Clyde. (Daily Record)

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