Rumour Mill: Mark Warburton hits back | Stabaek watch Ronny Deila

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Rangers boss clashes with Alan Stubbs, Stabaek keeping tabs on Celtic manager Ronny Deila and Tom Rogic injured on Australia duty.

Warburton hits back at Stubbs over budget

Celtic manager Ronny Deila. Picture: SNS

Celtic manager Ronny Deila. Picture: SNS

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has accused Alan Stubbs of “picking numbers out of the sky” when he claimed that the Championship leaders’ playing budget is four times what he is working with at Hibernian. (Scotsman)

Stabaek watching Ronny Deila

Norwegian club Stabaek are keeping tabs on Ronny Deila’s situation at Celtic.

Stabaek, who finished third in the Norwegian league behind champions Rosenborg and Deila’s former club Stromsgodset, are looking for a manager ahead of the new season in March. (Express)

Rogic sent home from Australia

The Aussie midfielder will miss Australia’s game against Bangladesh tomorrow after being sent home with what was described as “quad tightness,” and it remains to be seen whether or not he has sufficiently recovered to take his place for Celtic’s game against Kilmarnock this weekend. (Evening Times)

Jackie McNamara bids to rebuild reputation at York

So who is Jackie McNamara? Well, there’s the 33 Scottish international caps for a start, including representing his country at the 1998 World Cup finals. A Uefa Cup finalist with Celtic, where he played nearly 300 games and won nine major honours. Promising manager at Partick Thistle, a more-than-promising one at Dundee United, until his three best players were sold from under him. (Scotsman)

Paul Lambert takes charge at Blackburn

Former Celtic captain Paul Lambert has been appointed manager of Blackburn Rovers.

The former Scotland international left Aston Villa in March and becomes the fifth man to take charge at Ewood Park since they were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2011/12 season. (Various)

Douglas Park rejoins Rangers board

Rangers have announced that businessman Douglas Park has joined the Ibrox board for a second time.

Mr Park was appointed to the Light Blues top table in the aftermath of the General Meeting in March that saw Dave King, Paul Murray and John Gilligan oust the former regime.

In August, he stepped down from his position due to business commitments and was replaced in the boardroom by his son Graeme. (Herald)

IN BRIEF

Partick Thistle forward Mathias Pogba was at the Stade de France on Friday watching his brother Paul play