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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic owner Dermot Desmond has placed the club's former defender, Davie Moyes, recently sacked by Manchester United, on the top of his shortlist of candidates to replace Neil Lennon as manager.

Oscar Garcia, who left Brighton and Hove Albion after failing to win promotion to England's top flight, has declared his interest in succeeding Neil Lennon as Celtic manager.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Celtic are considering a new management structure that could result in Neil Lennon's successor working under a director of football - 14 years since Kenny Dalglish was removed from office the last time they adopted such a system.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link

Neil Lennon has emerged as front-runner for the managerial vacancy at West Bromwich Albion, who are seeking a replacement for Pepe Mel, after the Northern Irishman ended his four-year spell with Celtic.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Celtic striker Tony Watt is a target for Standard Liege as a replacement for £7.5m Arsenal and Swansea City target Michy Batshuayi despite his stormy spell on loan to Belgian rivals Lierse.

Rangers midfielder Charlie Telfer
Rangers have rejected a Dundee United bid for Scotland Under-19 midfielder Charlie Telfer

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist, 52, has flown to New York to marry long-term partner Vivien Ross, 38, after a decade together.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Rangers winger Arnold Peralta says the League One champions should revive their interest in his Honduras World Cup squad mate, Jerry Bengtson, the 27-year-old striker currently with New England Revolution.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Dundee United are confident of signing Charlie Telfer, the star of Rangers' youth team midfield, despite the Ibrox club rejecting a £50,000 offer for the 18-year-old.

Full story: Evening Telegraphexternal-link

Promoted Dundee are interested in signing freed Aberdeen striker Scott Vernon and are considering a move for Nigel Hasselbaink after the Dutch forward left St Johnstone.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Half of Scotland's leading football clubs are suffering from "signs of financial distress", with three unnamed outfits in the Premiership, Championship and League One being "critical", according to a report produced by Begbies Traynor, a leading insolvency practitioner.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link

New St Mirren manager Tommy Craig hopes to start the work of rebuilding his squad early next week.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link

Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam is in line for a bumper new contract with Stoke City after impressing during Mark Hughes' first season as manager.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

North Inch Golf Course, the first in the world to gain royal patronage, has been described as "totally unplayable" as it emerged funding has been slashed just months after a council pledged to spend an extra £50,000 to save it.

Full story: The Scotsmanexternal-link

Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll looks likely to recover from injury to play for Leinster in the Pro12 final against Glasgow Warriors.

Full story: Irish Independentexternal-link