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Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Southampton manager Alan Pardew has emerged as a shock contender to succeed Tony Mowbray at Celtic. (Daily Record)

But Celtic have cooled speculation linking them with the former West Ham boss as Norwich manager Paul Lambert continues to be linked with a return to his former club. (The Sun)

Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra hopes Celtic lose to Hibs so that the SPL leaders can clinch the championship against Hearts at Ibrox on Sunday. (The Sun)

Hibs striker Derek Riordan has locked horns with the club after refusing to accept a fine for criticising the state of the Easter Road pitch. (Daily Express)

Hearts boss Jim Jefferies has backed calls for the Scottish Premier League to scrap the controversial split - despite expressing delight at his club's top-six fixture list. (Various)

Former Celtic defender Alan Stubbs has urged the club's hierarchy to appoint a new manager who can "drag the club by the scruff of the neck" out of their current slump. (Daily Record)

Tommy Craig has been sacked as boss of Belgian club Charleroi. (Various)


Andy Murray admits his poor form is a concern after his Monte Carlo Masters exit consigned him to three consecutive losses for the first time in four years. (Various)

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