Rumour Mill: Brendan Rodgers latest | John Hughes quits | Tom Rogic interest

John Hughes. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

John Hughes. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

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Brendan Rodgers is on the verge of becoming the new manager of Celtic: John Hughes has left Inverness; Arsenal interested in Celtic’s Tom Rogic.

Brendan Rodgers set to become highest paid manager in Scottish football

Brendan Rodgers is on the brink of accepting the Celtic job after Dermot Desmond tabled a package which would make him the highest-paid manager in Scottish football history.

(Record)

John Hughes to leave Inverness

Inverness Caledonian Thistle directors are working on a severance package for manager John Hughes following a breakdown of his relationship with Inverness chairman Kenny Cameron. (Press & Journal)

Clock ticking on Tom Rogic contract negotiations

Celtic have yet to sign midfield playmaker Tom Rogic up to a new contract despite holding talks since November.

The impasse has led to transfer speculation with Arsenal and a number of European and Asian clubs interested in the player who could go for as little as £1.5m. (Various)

John Collins open to working again with Ronny Deila

John Collins has insisted that he would be open to working with Ronny Deila again in the future.

The former Celtic management saw their tenure at the club come to an end on Sunday afternoon before they parted ways, but Collins has insisted that the door remains open for both men to work together again in the future. (Evening Times)

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Striker choice crucial for Hibs - Collins

John Collins says the decision Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs makes over who plays up front in Saturday’s Scottish Cup final against Rangers will define his tenure at Easter Road.

Stubbs faces the dilemma of choosing between James Keatings – who scored twice in the Premiership play-off defeat at Falkirk – or restoring 25-goal Jason Cummings alongside on-loan Celtic forward Anthony Stokes. (Scotsman)

Roberto Martinez ‘would be ideal for Celtic job’

Former Wigan and now Hibs player Fraser Fyvie has backed Roberto Martinez for the vacant Celtic manager’s job.

He said: ““When I was at Wigan everyone loved him,” he said. “I loved him. The only thing I didn’t like is that I didn’t play enough games. But no, he was great. If he can get that job it will be great for him.” (Scotsman)

Rangers to tear up Sports Direct contract

Rangers have stepped up their struggle to escape Mike Ashley’s clutches after announcing they plan to rip up contracts held with the merchandise company they run with Sports Direct in a move that is likely to end up in the courts.

The deal reportedly earns the Ladbrokes Championship winners just four pence from every pound spent in their club shop. (Scotsman)

- The Ibrox club also say they will not wear next season’s top in this weekend’s Scottish Cup final as they do not want fans to buy the shirt produced by Mike Ashley

Leeds target Dundee’s Greg Stewart

Leeds United have joined the race to land Dundee star Greg Stewart this summer.

The English Championship side sent scouts up to watch Stewart in the final few games of the season. (Evening Telegraph)

Hearts close in on former Scotland goalkeeper Matt Gilks

Hearts are in advanced talks with former Scotland goalkeeper Matt Gilks as they close in on Neil Alexander’s replacement. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Cup win would help Rangers rebuild - Hateley

Former Rangers striker Mark Hateley believes that a Scottish Cup win for his old club could have as many benefits off the field as on it for manager Mark Warburton’s rebuilding programme.

The country’s oldest piece of silverware carries with it a place in the Europa League qualifiers and triumphing over Hibernian in Saturday’s final would lead to a return to European football. (Scotsman)

Andy Goram returns to football

Former Rangers, Hibs and Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram has returned to football with League One Airdrieonians as a mentor and coach. (Scotsman)

Picture emerges of Scott Brown in Rangers top

A photo has emerged online on Celtic captain Scott Brown in a Rangers top during his short stint at the Ibrox club as a youngster.

Rangers decided against signing him on the basis he was too small, before Hibs took him on in 1999. (Various)

Morton fans win strip protest

Greenock Morton FC have withdrawn their new strip from sale after supporter protests.

Fans of Greenock Morton had queued up to sign an online petition against the club’s proposed new strip for the coming season because it did not have Morton’s famous blue and white hoops. (The National)

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