Scottish Gossip: Kawashima, McCall, Celtic, Rangers, Moyes

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dundee United have moved a step closer to landing free agent Eiji Kawashima after being granted a licence by the UK Border Agency, having agreed a deal to sign the Japan goalkeeper several weeks ago. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Stuart McCall is expected to leave his role as assistant coach with Scotland in order to make a return to club management in England. (Scotsman)

Meanwhile, McCall says Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney has all the signs of becoming a full international. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Liam Polworth and Kieran Tierney
Tierney (right) has become more established in the Celtic first team this season

Rangers manager Mark Warburton wants to support Scotland counterpart Gordon Strachan by blooding more youngsters in the Ibrox first team. (Sunday Mail)

Warburton, recently the subject of heavy speculation linking him with Fulham, has been offered words of advice about managing at one of Glasgow's big two by Celtic manager Ronny Deila, who said: "Learn quickly, that's the most important thing."(Daily Mail)

Deila believes Celtic's Europa League exit will make the Scottish champions a stronger side.(Sunday Mail)

Anthony Stokes' former Republic of Ireland Under-21 coach Don Givens says he sensed the striker "was never going to be a real good professional", with the 27-year-old having been suspended by Celtic for two weeks following comments he made on social media.(Sunday Mail)

But Stokes' former Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock believes the forward deserves another chance at Celtic. (Sunday Express, print edition)

St Johnstone's victory over Ross County came on the day the Perth side's former player and member of the club's hall of fame Willie Coburn passed away. (Sunday Herald)

Scot David Moyes, 52, will be offered a return to the Premier League as replacement for beleaguered Swansea City boss Garry Monk.(Sunday Mirror)

David Moyes
Moyes recently left Real Sociedad

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he has received a message of congratulations from former Scotland and Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson after his impressive start to life at Anfield. (Liverpool Echo)

OTHER GOSSIP

Gloucester want to sign Scotland rugby international Matt Scott from Edinburgh. (Sunday Times, print edition)

Tennis great John McEnroe believes Scot Andy Murray can use the success of last week's Davis Cup final win to give him the impetus to add to his two Grand Slam titles. (Sunday Times, print edition)