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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers manager Walter Smith admits he could quit rather than accept the cutbacks he fears will ruin his chances of three titles in a row. (Various)

Former Sevilla boss Manolo Jiminez has said he would like to take over at Celtic. (Sun)

Scottish Football Association chief executive Gordon Smith is resigning due to the poor health of his parents. (Various)

Smith's surprise resignation met with "no resistance" from the Hampden hierarchy. (Herald)

Smith was disillusioned in the role and the SFA board had grown weary of his presence. (Sun)

Livingston chairman Gordon McDougall reckons Smith's alleged campaign against Robbie Winters - who the SFA chief exec accused of diving - played a big part in his departure. (Daily Record)

Youth football could face a financial crisis if the Scottish Parliament agrees to call for all public funding to the SFA and its member clubs to be frozen pending an enquiry into the use of such investment. (Herald)

Aberdeen boss Mark McGhee would like to keep Steven MacLean on after his loan spell and partner him with Kilmarnock striker Kevin Kyle. (Various)

Inverness pair Richie Foran and Adam Rooney are also signing targets for Aberdeen. (Sun)

Rangers are keeping tabs on Morton's teenage midfielder Michael Tidser. (Daily Express)

Dundee United midfielder Scott Robertson made a surprise comeback from injury at the weekend but insists he does not deserve a place in the Scottish Cup final. (Various)

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies hopes young forward David Templeton can be the ace up his sleeve in the remaining SPL fixtures. (Sun)

Hibs trio Sol Bamba, Kevin McBride and Darren McCormack will all be suspended for the derby with Hearts on 1 May. (Various)

The versatile Tom Hateley is in talks about extending his contract with Motherwell and has indicated he would like to stay on. (Various)

Dundee boss Gordon Chisholm is to make savage cuts to his playing staff to ensure the club don't miss out on promotion next season. (Various)

Scottish legend Sir Alex Ferguson will step down as manager of Manchester United at the end of next season. (Sun)

Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish is close to a new long-term contract at Birmingham City. (Daily Record)

Former Aberdeen and Scotland defender Russell Anderson is poised to sign a two-year contract extension with Derby County. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow and Edinburgh's Magners League matches against Irish opposition are set to go ahead this weekend even if the disruption to air travel continues. (Scotsman)



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see also
Tuesday's gossip column
20 Apr 10 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
19 Apr 10 |  Scottish Premier
Sunday's Scottish gossip
18 Apr 10 |  Scottish Premier


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