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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Kilmarnock have parted company with manager Kenny Shiels, the Scottish Premier League club triggering a get-out clause after finishing outside the top eight this season.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Assistant Jimmy Nicholl is in line to step into the manager's chair at Rugby Park should Kilmarnock sack Kenny Shiels.

Full story: Mail On Sunday

Norwich City defender Robert Martin postponed his wedding to play for Scotland in Croatia on Friday.

Full story: The Sun

The Scottish Football Association has secured a new TV deal worth at least £53m over four years, but it means none of Scotland's competitive internationals will be live on terrestrial television, with matches on Sky.

Full story: The Sun

The SNP has vowed that all Scotland international football games would be shown live on free-to-air television in an independent Scotland. Sky Sports currently holds the contract for home and away matches until 2018.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says he would stay at the club for the rest of his managerial career if he could play in the Champions League every season.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Celtic manager Neil Lennon, who played for Northern Ireland, admits he would not mind being manager of the Republic of Ireland at some point in his career.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Midfielder Kris Commons, whose current deal ends next summer, is about to open negotiations about a new contract with Celtic, with both parties keen to extend the 29-year-old's stay for at least another year.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Thomas Rogne is hoping to kick-start his career at the European Under-21 championship with Norway after the defender admitted that a new contract with Celtic is unlikely to materialise.

Full story: Sunday Times

The Scottish Football Association will on Tuesday vote on a proposal that would introduce heavier fines and points deductions for clubs whose fans display racist or sectarian behaviour.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Those in favour of a Scottish Premier League proposal for Scottish league reconstruction are close to garnering the required 22 votes from Scottish Football League clubs that are required to pass the proposal for next season at Tuesday's annual meeting of clubs from Divisions One, Two and Three.

Full story: Sunday Herald

The Scottish Football Association will vote on Tuesday to introduce a new Lowland League of between 10 and 16 clubs, with the winners being involved in a play-off with the Highland League champions for the right to face the bottom side in Division Three as part of a new pyramid system into the senior set-up.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has confirmed he will put Glasgow forward as a host city for the 2020 European Championship finals, which will be staged as a multi-nation event.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday

OTHER GOSSIP

Eilidh Child smashed her 400m best at Hengelo in the Netherlands to put herself firmly in the frame for a place in the Team GB relay squad this summer.

Full story: Sunday Mail