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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Manchester United manager David Moyes will be sacked on Tuesday and replaced with the joint-caretaker team of Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt until the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester United players were telling friends that David Moyes would be sacked before the 2-0 defeat away to Everton on Sunday.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United had sanctioned David Moyes's exit in February and can fire the Scot with just a one-year pay-off because of the club's failure to secure Champions League football for next season.

Full story: Independent

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says watching Celtic on television when he was growing up in Northern Ireland was the inspiration behind the attacking style that has taken his side to the brink of the English title.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

The Scottish Football Association will bid this week to host games at Euro 2020 and will be pitted against the Football Association of Ireland in its attempt to stage matches.

Dundee United
Dundee United could have to ask Australia for permission to play Curtis Good in the Scottish Cup final

Full story: The Herald

Willie Smith, a leading grassroots football activist who has been the driving force behind Hillwood Boys' Club in Glasgow for more than 40 years, has predicted that a Scottish Professional Football League takeover of youth development from the Scottish FA would have disastrous consequences for the sport.

Full story: The Herald

Henry McLeish, the former First Minister who produced a wide-ranging report that led to sweeping changes to Scottish football, has warned the boards of the Scottish Football Association and Scottish Professional Football League that another period of prolonged off-field conflict would send out a deeply damaging message at a time when fresh investment and a new generation of supporters are needed.

Full story: The Herald

Ross County will demand an explanation should Hearts midfielder Jamie Hamill only receive a one-match suspension following his sending off for pushing opposition manager Derek Adams to the ground during Saturday's game at Tynecastle.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell was warned he might die if he played in the Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Dundee United after suffering concussion.

Full story: Daily Record

Cammy Bell tried in vain to persuade Rangers' medical staff he should be allowed to play against Dundee United in the Scottish Cup semi-final in which a mistake by stand-in goalkeeper Steve Simonsen helped the Tannadice side secure a 3-1 victory.

Full story: The Scotsman

Dundee United might have to ask permission from the Australia to allow defender Curtis Good to play in the Scottish Cup final, which comes after his national team start their preparations for the World Cup finals.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has admitted he is powerless to prevent Rangers losing out on Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd, with Hearts an interested party, or any other potential summer signing targets as he awaits clarification of the Ibrox club's financial strategy and his own playing budget.

Full story: The Scotsman

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has accused Hibernian midfielder Kevin Thomson of conning referee Kevin Clancy into showing a red card to Buddies captain Jim Goodwin on Saturday.

Full story: Daily Record

Hibernian manger Terry Butcher cancelled his players' Easter Monday day off after defeat by St Mirren dragged the Edinburgh further into the relegation battle.

Full story: Edinburgh Evening News

St Johnstone striker Steven MacLean is poised to sign a new contract with the Perth club in the next few days.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Scotland forward Ross McCormack wants to extend his stay at Leeds United.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Spartans chairman Craig Graham has lauded the impact made by the creation of the Lowland League this season after the Edinburgh side were confirmed as its first champions at the weekend.

Full story: The Herald

OTHER GOSSIP

Cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy declared himself delighted with his performance as he began his touring car career with a highly respectable Easter Monday showing at Oulton Park in Cheshire.

Full story: The Scotsman

Former Scotland head coach Frank Hadden says the nation's governing body's "laughable" approach to strategic planning ultimately led to claims that the World Cup can be won next year and has outlined his own strategy for the game's future.

Full story: The Herald

Florida-based Scotsman Russell Knox, who has just ­broken into the world's top 100 for the first time, will find out next month if he has ­secured a homecoming to play in this year's Aberdeen Asset ­Management Scottish Open.

Full story: The Scotsman