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Former Brighton and Hove Albion boss Oscar Garcia has emerged as a surprise candidate to replace Neil Lennon as Celtic manager.

Full story: The Herald

Lennon has revealed he left his job as Celtic manager for the sake of his loved ones.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Lennon will advise on his successor after stepping down, but former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson insists he does not want to leave Swedish side Falkenburg to take up the role.

Full story: Daily Record

Oscar Garcia
Could Garcia be the new manager of Celtic?

However, former Celtic players are tipping Larsson, who scored 242 goals for the club, for a return to Glasgow.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

Another name being linked with Celtic is Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara but Tannadice left-back Andrew Robertson feels his boss has unfinished business with the Taysiders.

Full story: The Herald

Meanwhile, former Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas believes Roy Keane is the man to replace Lennon.

Full story: Daily Express

Former Celtic player Joe Miller believes assistant manager Johan Mjallby's departure from the club played a part in Lennon's decision to leave.

Full story: Daily Record

Chelsea's Islam Feruz has withdrawn from representing Scotland on the eve of Uefa Under-19 qualifiers. The former Celtic youth player has won Under-17 and Under-21 caps for the Scots but appears to have closed the door on representing the country.

Full story: Daily Mail

But the Scottish Football Association has left the door open to a possible return for Feruz.

Full story: The Herald

A shareholder has reported Rangers to the police for a second time after the club refused to reveal details of former employees.

Full story: Daily Record