Rumour Mill: Gerrard to Celtic? | Moyes ‘open to Scots’ | Strachan heads to Portugal

Steven Gerrard has dropped a big hint that he will be leaving LA Galaxy. Pic: Getty
Steven Gerrard has dropped a big hint that he will be leaving LA Galaxy. Pic: Getty
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Could Steven Gerrard be on his way to Celtic after dropping biggest hint yet that he’s set to leave LA Galaxy, Sunderland boss David Moyes is credited with an interest in Scotland job, while the current incumbent Gordon Strachan heads to Portugal for some thinking time.

Celtic on alert as Gerrard drops LA exit hint

Former Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard has dropped his biggest hint yet that he may be about to quit with Los Angeles Galaxy, with Celtic among a clutch of British clubs monitoring the situation. The 36-year-old – who worked with current Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool – posted a picture of himself looking at the LA skyline on his Instagram account with the words: “Special place, incredible view, I will miss you LA. #lalaland.” Celtic have been named as one of many clubs looking to secure his services in January, with English Championship leaders Newcastle and Liverpool also credited with an interest. (various)

Moyes open to Scotland call

Embattled Sunderland manager David Moyes would be open to becoming the next manager of Scotland should Gordon Strachan quit or be sacked. The current boss of the Black Cats is reported to be unhappy on Wearside and has said in the past that he would be interested in managing the national team one day. The 53-year-old Scot – who has also managed Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad – is only a few months into a four-year deal at Sunderland and the SFA would have to pay top dollar if they wanted to land him. (The Herald)

Strachan heads to Portugal to consider future

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has flown to Portugal to play golf and consider his future as the head coach of the national team. Strachan will take the next 48 hours to decide what the best course of action is following Friday’s 3-0 defeat by England. (Daily Mail)

SFA will make call on Strachan future

The Scottish Football Association insist they will have the final say on whether Scotland manager Gordon Strachan remains in office. The governing body are due to meet in December and could take the decision to remove the 59-year-old then if he doesn’t decide to call time on his tenure himself. However, it is understood the SFA won’t rush into a decision as they take time to weigh up their options and analyse Strachan’s reign. (The Sun)

Gordon: I never want to feel this pain again

Hurting Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon says Scotland will keep on fighting in the race to make the World Cup and are driven on by the pain of defeat. The Celtic stopper said: “It gets worse and worse the more it happens. I don’t want to feel like this. It hurts. I want to make this country proud every time I step on to the pitch. We’re not finished, we move on to the next game and try and win it.” (general)

Celtic defender Ajer open to loan

Celtic’s young Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer says he’s open to going out on loan as he looks to develop as a player. The 18-year-old centre-half has found game-time limited under Brendan Rodgers and said: “If we agree with the club and find a team where I am going to play then it is a possibiity. At Celtic I’m still a kid.” (Daily Record)

Celtic set to spend winter in Dubai

Celtic are likely to spend the winter shutdown in Dubai on a warm-weather training camp. (Gulf News)

Hill: I struggled to adapt to Rangers

Veteran Rangers defender Clint Hill has admitted he struggled to adapt to life at Ibrox when he first arrived at the club. The 38-year-old said: “To be honest I think I struggled when I first came here, the first few games I wasn’t up to speed with things and I struggled but now I have bedded in and got used to the style of play. Hopefully I will find that level of consistency which I need to stay in the team.” (HITC)

Bolt to train with Borussia Dortmund

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man and multiple Olympic champion, is to train with German side Borussia Dortmund as he bids to live out his dream of becoming a footballer. Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said: “He won’t visit in an important Champions League week, but maybe in the pre-season. We’re delighted and take this as an honour. Our coach Thomas Tuchel likes the idea as well.” (general)

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