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Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Celtic striker John Hartson is the surprise name in the frame for the manager's job at Motherwell after missing out on the Wales job to Gary Speed. (Daily Mail)

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown has warned Rangers that they will have to pay a fee if they want to keep on-loan defender Richard Foster beyond next summer. (Various)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Terry Butcher hopes one of the most lucrative deals in the club's history will persuade striker Adam Rooney to sign a new contract. (Various)

Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston hopes Metalist Kharkiv will allow forward Alexie Eremenko to complete his season-long loan instead of selling the Finn for about £1m in January. (Daily Record)

Former Celtic defender Malky Mackay will snub the chance to become assistant at Newcastle United and will remain Watford manager. (Daily Record)

Former Hearts and Scotland manager George Burley is on the verge of being sacked as Crystal Palace boss with the London club in the Championship relegation zone. (Daily Mail)

Dundee administrator Bryan Jackson hopes to start the process of bringing the First Division club out of administration after collecting money raised by fans. (Daily Record)

Stirling Albion manager John O'Neill has issued a hands-off warning to clubs interested in signing midfielder Jerome Heeking before his contract ends in the summer. (Daily Express)

Falkirk manager Steven Pressley will meet his chairman today in the hope of winning new contracts for striker Tam McManus and on-loan Celtic defender Jason Marr. (Various)

Morton defender Stewart Greacen has left the club by mutual consent following seven years at Cappielow after failing to feature regularly under manager Allan Moore. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

American-based Scot Martin Laird has received confirmation that he will play in all the Major tournaments next year after holding his place in the world's top 50. (Daily Express)

Euan Murray, who recently left Northampton Saints, has signed for Newcastle Falcons as their fixture list does not interfere with the Scotland forward's decision not to play on Sundays because of his religious beliefs. (Various)

Olympic gold medallist Rhona Martin has been named national ladies' head coach ahead of the Sochi Games of 2014. (Daily Record)

Cricket Scotland have announced the departure of Adam Park-Elliott as head coach of the women's team. (Daily Record)



see also
Thursday's gossip column
23 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
22 Dec 10 |  Scotland


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