Pat Fenlon could be in line for a role at Celtic; Hoops boss Ronny Deila tells Celtic board to sack him if he fails to deliver the title and seven people including Charles Green and Craig Whyte indicted over Rangers fraud probe
Celtic eye Fenlon for key role
FORMER Hibs boss Pat Fenlon has been linked with a shock return to Scottish football - as the club’s Under-20 coach.
The current Shamrock Rovers boss is reportedly interested in succeeding Stevie Frail, who quit the post earlier this month. (The Sun)
Deila: Sack me if Dons win title
RONNY Deila has accepted he will deserve to be sacked as Celtic manager if he fails to retain the Scottish Premiership title this season.
“If we don’t win the league, sack me,” said Deila. “That’s no problem. We are going to win the league. We are going to prove that in the coming matches. Slaughter me if we don’t win the league.
“I think Celtic have lost in Aberdeen before, no? I don’t know, I think that might have happened in the past. So let’s keep this in perspective. We are going to play another 31 matches. We are going to win the league.” (The Scotsman)
Seven indicted in Rangers fraud probe
SEVEN people – including ex-Rangers chief executive Charles Green and former owner Craig Whyte – have been indicted over an ongoing fraud probe into the takeover of Rangers in 2012.
The duo appeared in court earlier this month alongside former oldco administrators David Whitehouse and Paul Clark in connection with allegations of serious organised crime offences.
Imran Ahmad, the club’s former commercial director, Whitehouse, Clark, were also handed down charges from Glasgow High Court. A warrant has been issued for Ahmad, who has yet to appear in a Scottish court over the offences. (The Scotsman)
‘Smelly’ Celtic fan prompts club letter
CELTIC have confirmed that a letter has been sent to their supporters reminding them to wash before matches.
The bizarre correspondence was sent out after fans complained about a supporter’s odour in the Parkhead main stand.
And Hoops liaison officer John Paul Taylor confirmed a letter had been sent ‘at the request of incumbents within the locale.” (Independent)
Mulgrew out of Ajax clash
CHARLIE Mulgrew will miss Celtic’s clash with Ajax due to a thigh injury.
The Scotland international did not fly with the Hoops to the Netherlands and will likely be replaced by new signing Jozo Simunovic. (The Scotsman)
Stubbs backs Cummings ‘weaker foot’ practice
HIBS head coach Alan Stubbs has praised striker Jason Cummings for proving that he is more than a one-trick pony.
Stubbs insists supporters are now beginning to see the benefit of Cummings practising with his unfavoured right foot.
Stubbs said: “We said to him that he was missing out on opportunities because he wanted to get the ball back on to his left foot, which sometimes you have the time to do.
“Sometimes it has to be instinctive and that’s what he’s started to do – and because he’s done it we’ve got a goal from it.” (The Scotsman)
NEWS IN BRIEF
• Hearts are set to be boosted by the return of Blazej Augustyn as they aim to derail Aberdeen on Sunday – and are hopeful Morgaro Gomis could also be available
• Liverpool youngster Ryan McLaughlin has revealed ex-Scotland captain Gary McAllister helped convince him to sign a loan deal with Aberdeen
• Hearts are targeting a new midfielder, despite signing Danny Swanson earlier this month
• Hibs midfielder Fraser Fyvie is set to miss the matches against Livingston and Aberdeen but Henri Anier could make the bench for the Almondvale clash
• Willie Collum sent off two players as nine-man Gent drew 1-1 with Lyon