Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Blackburn Rovers, Celtic, Liverpool and Newcastle United manager Kenny Dalglish is being considered for a four-man shortlist being compiled by the Scottish Football Association for their national coach vacancy.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Scottish Premier League clubs on Monday agreed to revamp the split of cash for final positions, reducing the gap between the club finishing second and those below, with only Celtic abstaining.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Celtic are anxious to tie up a contract extension with Gary Hooper as they fear Sunderland will launch a transfer bid in January for the English striker.

Full story: The Sun

Russian outfit Ruben Kuzan are preparing a January bid for Celtic defender Mikael Lustig as fringe winger Paddy McCourt is a £750,000 transfer target for Championship high flyers Crystal Palace.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Getafe striker Miku insists he is happy at Celtic following reports that he was looking to cut short his loan because he has not been a regular starter.

Full story: The Sun

Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists that Greece striker Georgios Samaras is happy at the Scottish champions despite reports of interest by Liverpool.

Full story: Scotland on Sunday

Celtic captain Scott Brown cut short his post-match press conference following his side's win at Kilmarnock saying he was fed up being asked about his ongoing hip injury and whether he would require surgery.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Owner Vladimir Romanov insists he will not allow Hearts to go into administration but accuses Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs of a vendetta against the Edinburgh club.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Rangers chief executive Charles Green and financial director Brian Stockbridge will receive a bonus equivalent to their annual salaries (£360,000 and £200,000 respectively) should their team win promotion "or otherwise transfers to another football league", according to the Ibrox club's share offer to fans.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Rangers manager Ally McCoist would rather see more postponements than the use of artificial surfaces used by four of his Third Division rivals, saying he would like to see such pitches banned in Scotland because they put players at risk of injury.

Full story: Sunday Express

Alloa Athletic chairman Mike Mulraney criticised referee Brian Colvin for postponing the Division Two game against Queen of the South - the first time a game has been called off at Recreation Park since an artificial surface was installed in 2007.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Playing Celtic in Tuesday's Scottish Cup replay will be the second time Arbroath goalkeeper Scott Morrison has been in the national television spotlight - he was on the "Singing Kettle" programme as a child.

Full story: The Sun

Celtic manager Neil Lennon will field his strongest side possible against Arbroath in Tuesday's Scottish Cup replay as the end of a successful Champions League group campaign allows him to concentrate on domestic dominance.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Motherwell forward Jamie Murphy, who is a target for Rangers, has vowed not to allow transfer speculation to hinder his form as he considers his options in January ahead of being out of contract in the summer.

Full story: The Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Gregor Townsend will make big changes to his Glasgow Warriors side, resting Scotland internationals, for the return match in France after their defeat by Castres ended the Scotstoun outfit's Heineken Cup qualification hopes.

Full story: Mail on Sunday