Kenny Shiels ‘not sacked’, Scotland ‘got lucky’, Amido Balde goes to Celtic, Victor Wanyama to leave? And more
Shiels not sacked
Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels hasn’t been sacked, according to the club.
The team denies reports that the manager has been ousted – but say that his position will be resolved at a meeting this week. (Scotsman)
• Paul Heffernan has backed Shiels, saying that he has done a great job at the club. (Various)
Hibs chase McManus
Hibs are on the trail of ex-Celtic man Stephen McManus, who is afree-agent after departing from Middlesbrough.
The easter Road side are keen to ramp up their squad over the summer and the ex-Scotland player seems like an idea target. (Sun)
Celtic star Victor Wanyama has hinted that could be set to leave the Glasgow club.
The 21-year-old spoke to Kenyan TV saying that while talks have been ongoing, he would move for the right deal. (Daily Record)
Dundee could lose out on the investment by an American group while the supporters’ club mulls over the arrangement.
The Texas-based takeover is said to be on the brink of collapse over a lack of contact from the Dundee end. (Sun)
Balde heads for Celtic
Amido Balde looks set to complete a £2m move to Celtic today.
The Portuguese striker is hoping to use the move to gain the attention of the national squad in time for the next World Cup, and is due to undertake a medical today. (Various)
Scotland under fire
Croatia boss Igor Stimac has hit out at Scotland, saying he believes the winning goal was a fluke.
He said: “They announced they were missing a whole team of players and gave the impression they were in Zagreb for a holiday.”
He added: “I still think we did enough to win the game but it was not to be. They scored a goal that happens about once in 100 years.” (Sun)