Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen, Hibernian, Dundee Utd

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Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell held talks with captain Scott Brown this week - and told the 35-year-old midfielder the decision on his future is entirely in his own hands. (Herald)external-link

Celtic need to pay Scottish Rugby to bring incoming chief executive Dominic McKay to the club immediately, rather than waiting for a 1 July start date, warns former striker Chris Sutton. (Daily Record)external-link

Former Rangers winger Libor Sionko, capped 41 times by the Czech Republic, warns his old club not to underestimate Slavia Prague in the Europa League. (Scottish Sun)external-link

"Forget the fact he's an ex-Celtic manager, the pair of them worked together at Liverpool." Former Ibrox skipper Barry Ferguson reckons Steven Gerrard should ask Brendan Rodgers to help him plot the downfall of Slavia Prague after Rangers were drawn against them in the Europa League last 16. But the Leicester boss, beaten by the Czechs on Thursday, insists Gerrard won't need any help from him. (Daily Record)external-link

"Neil gave everything he could, he worked all the hours under the sun," says Celtic interim manager John Kennedy, who reckons former boss Neil Lennon was shattered and relieved to step down. (Daily Record)external-link

Neil Lennon should have stepped down as Celtic boss back in November, says former-team-mate Chris Sutton, who and warns the "sleeping" club they are not "out of the woods" yet. (Daily Mail)external-link

Belfast club Crusaders have launched an internal investigation over claims someone connected with the club was behind sickening online abuse of Celtic defender Shane Duffy. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Hibs boss Jack Ross insists the Scottish FA must remember their own Covid blunder when dishing out punishment to clubs after receiving an apology from the governing body after an assistant referee ran the line during last week's win over Hamilton Accies when he should have been self isolating. (Daily Record)external-link

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has urged his team to make the most of set-pieces at Celtic Park today. (Daily Record)external-link

Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor is happy to put talks about his future on hold to focus on the battle to finish third in the Premiership. (Evening Express)external-link

Dundee United forward Nicky Clark says he's happy to fight for his place and insists competition among the squads attacking ranks is good. (Courier)external-link

Ayr United midfielder Cammie Smith could be set for a switch to America - with Indy Eleven - the USL side from Indianapolis - ready to offer him a deal. (Scottish Sun)external-link

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