Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty says title rivals Celtic were just not tough enough to prevent the Ibrox side retaining the Scottish Premier League championship. (Various)

Rangers Supporters' Trust spokesman David Edgar has called for manager Walter Smith to be knighted after leading the club to a third Scottish title in a row. (the Sun)

Departing Rangers manager Walter Smith has urged new owner Craig Whyte to invest in the side inherited by assistant Ally McCoist or risk failing to win any more titles. (Various)

Neil Lennon insists he is in the dark about whether Celtic want to retain him as manager next season. (Daily Mail)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon fears the sack after his side fell one point short of beating Rangers to the Scottish title. (Daily Express)

Neil Lennon says he wants to be retained as Celtic manager next season on merit rather than out of sympathy for a season when his side narrowly missed out on the league title despite death threats against him. (Daily Record)

St Mirren captain John Potter has criticised manager Danny Lennon after the new contract the defender was offered in January was withdrawn, leading to his departure from the Paisley club. (Various)

Striker Ricardo Vaz Te hopes Hibernian can match his wage demands after being told by manager Colin Calderwood he has proved he is worth a new contract during his present short-term deal. (Daily Record)

On-loan winger Aaron Doran would like to return to Inverness Caledonian Thistle next season if he fails to break into Blackburn Rovers' first-team. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former racing driver Johnny Dumfries is Scotland's richest sportsman with a £110m fortune, more than double that of fellow Formula 1 veteran David Coulthard. (Daily Record)

Newly-crowned Scottish featherweight champion Kris Hughes is facing several months on the sidelines after breaking his hand in the second round of his title win over James Ancliff. (Various)