Rumour Mill: Brendan Rodgers | Old Firm to England? | Richie Foran

Brendan Rodgers. Picture: TSPL

Brendan Rodgers. Picture: TSPL

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Brendan Rodgers to be appointed to Celtic by Tuesday, England league reorganisation could open door to Old Firm and Richie Foran is set to become the new manager of Inverness.

Celtic to unveil Brendan Rodgers by Tuesday

Celtic will parade Brendan Rodgers as manager by Tuesday at the latest with the former Liverpool manager to be given £15m to spend in his first season in charge as he looks to rebuild the Parkhead side for Europe and fend off a returning Rangers. (Mail)

- Luis Suarez, who worked under Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool, says Celtic would be appointing one of the best managers in Europe

- Dermot Desmond says whoever is appointed the new manager of Celtic must take the club back into the group stages of the Champions League after a three year absence

- Brendan Rodgers would “cherish” the Celtic manager’s job and deliver the kind of attack-minded system that would bring supporters flocking back to Paradise according to his cousin Nigel Worthington

Old Firm to England debate re ignited

Shock plans by the English Football League to expand and split into four divisions are set to reignite the debate over the chances of Rangers and Celtic moving down south.

The governing body wants to re-organise into four divisions of 20 teams below the Premier League in time for the 2019-20 
season. (Scotsman)

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Richie Foran to be appointed Inverness manager

Inverness striker Richie Foran is poised to become the club’s new manager after it was revealed John Hughes is to leave the club after a row over the club’s transfer budget. (Express)

Gary Locke set for Raith

Raith Rovers are expected to appoint Gary Locke as manager following the departure of Ray Mackinnon to Dundee United. Locke was sacked by Kilmarnock earlier this season. (Various)

Falkirk gain advantage in play off

This was never likely to be a night when fortunes were decided but it was one that could have had a major bearing on how this season plays out and it will be Falkirk who travel to play Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Sunday in the ascendency after yet another dramatic stoppage- time winner. (Scotsman)

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Mark Warburton would love head-to-head with Brendan Rodgers

Mark Warburton would embrace the opportunity to face off against Brendan Rodgers with the Rangers manager maintaining that rivals Celtic would be doing his club and all others in the country a service should they land his former colleague. (Scotsman)

- Warburton says he is unfazed by Joey Barton’s reputation as the Burnley player considers a move to Ibrox

Celtic continue to monitor Pope

Celtic scouts are continuing to keep track of Charlton keeper Nick Pope. The 24 year-old has a year to run on his contract and is also being watched by Wolves and Burnley. (South London Press)

Greg Stewart turns down new deal

Dundee’s star man Greg Stewart has rejected the offer of a new deal.

Stewart has entered the final year of his contract at Dens Park and is attracting the attention of Aberdeen, Rangers and Hearts, as well as clubs in England. (Courier)

Dundee consider move for El Bakhtaoui

Faissal El Bakhtaoui is on Dundee boss Paul Hartley’s radar.

The Dunfermline frontman is set to leave East End Park this month, having not been offered new terms by the League One champions. (Evening Telegraph)

Ross County sign Wolves keeper

Wolves goalkeeeper Aaron McCarey has agreed a two-year contract with Ross County.

The 24-year-old joins the Dingwall club to provide competition for Scott Fox, who recently signed an extension taking him until 2019. (Highland News)

IN BRIEF

Swansea City left-back Stephen Kingsley is poised to be called into the Scotland squad for friendlies against France and Italy

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