Rumour Mill: Locke quits, Davies in frame | Henderson branded a diver

Billy Davies. Picture: PA

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IN the wake of Gary Locke’s resignation, Kilmarnock pursue Billy Davies for manager; Tommy Wright has branded Liam Henderson ‘a diver’; plus more news and gossip in Sunday’s Rumour Mill

Gary Locke quits as Kilmarnock boss

Gary Locke resigned on Saturday evening following his side’s defeat to Hamilton.

Locke was under fire following poor results, including a 5 - 1 battering by bottom side Dundee United.

He will be replaced in the interim by Lee McCulloch. (Scotland on Sunday)

Kilmarnock pursue Billy Davies for manager

Kilmarnock will hold talks with former Motherwell boss Billy Davies in the next 48 hours.

Davies is hotly-tipped to be named manager following Gary Locke’s exit in the wake of the side’s defeat to Hamilton.

Out of management since his sacking at Nottingham Forest in March 2014, Davies’ first game in charge could be Killie’s Scottish Cup tie with Rangers on Saturday. (BBC Sport)

Tommy Wright hits out at ‘diving’ Liam Henderson

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright has hit out at Hibernian star Liam Henderson after his side lost in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup.

Wright reacted angrily to referee Steven McLean’s decision to award Hibs a penalty, branding Henderson a diver after his clash with Chris Millar. (Sun on Sunday)

Stuart McCall’s take on Colin Kazim-Richards

Stuart McCall insists Celtic target Colin Kazim-Richards could be a star at Celtic Park - despite his past troubles.

Kazim-Richards is on suspension from Dutch side Feyenoord for threatening a journalist.

McCall witnessed the Turkish international’s temperament firsthand as number two to Sheffield United manager Neil Winnock but insists Kazim-Richards has the character to succeed at Celtic. (Sunday Mail)

United own 20 per cent of Gauld

It emerged on Saturday that Dundee United still own 20 per cent of Ryan Gauld.

The details of the deal for player who moved to Sporting Lisbon in July 2014 was made public for the first time by the controversial Football Leaks website.

United could make up to £1 million from the transfer, having already banked £2.2 million with the final instalment paid last February. (Sunday Mail)

Lee McCulloch still hurt by Rangers rumours

Kilmarnock caretaker manager Lee McCulloch has hinted that he is still hurt by rumours that he was milking Rangers for £72,000 a month.

How Rangers’ £6.2 million war chest was spent became a bone of contention amongst fans, with one website making claims about McCulloch’s wage.

McCulloch, who is hopefuly of good reception against his former club on Saturday, has said that his last season with Rangers was a nightmare as the club lurched from one disaster to another. (Scotland on Sunday)

NEWS IN BRIEF:

• Patrick Roberts arrived at Celtic Park to complete his signing on an 18-month loan. (Various)

• Billy King found the net on his debut for Rangers against Falkirk. (Various)

• Livingston are probing claims of racist abuse directed by fans at captain Darren Cole (Brechin Advertiser)

• Hamilton’s on-loan striker Carlton Morris insists that it was his goal against Kilmarnock and not a deflection off Conrad Balatoni. (Scotland on Sunday)

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