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Pedro Caixinha will cost Rangers £300k in compensation as the Portuguese coach is set to sign a three-year deal at Ibrox, police have warned fans of Celtic and Rangers over potential trouble on Sunday, and Brendan Rodgers has aimed a dig at Rangers after describing their ‘Going for 55’ slogan as “propaganda”.

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Pedro Caixinha will sign a three-year deal at Rangers. Picture: AFP/Getty

Pedro Caixinha will sign a three-year deal at Rangers. Picture: AFP/Getty

Rangers pay £300k for Caixinha

Pedro Caixinha will sign a three-year deal to become the next manager of Rangers after the Ibrox club agreed to pay £300,000 in compensation to release him from his contract at Qatari side Al Gharafa. Even though the move is expected to be finalised before Sunday’s match with Celtic, it is unlikely Caixinha will be in the dugout for the game. (Daily Mail)

- Ian Cathro says the biggest problem Caixinha will have in Glasgow is finding a decent coffee in the evenings. Cathro also told the Portuguese boss to expect media scrutiny that is based around headlines and not tactics. (Daily Record)

Warning to Old Firm fans

Police have told fans of both Celtic and Rangers to “focus on the football” this weekend and not repeat the shameful scenes which marred the first Old Firm game between the sides this season. Effigies of Rangers fans were hung from the Celtic Park upper tier, while the toilets in the away end were completely destroyed. An added police presence will be on hand to stop the troublemakers this time around. (Daily Record)

McCoist: Dembele not worth £40m

Ally McCoist has derided claims that Moussa Dembele is worth as much as £40 million and insists the Celtic striker still has improvements to make in several aspects of his play. Dembele has been named Ladbrokes Premiership Player of the Month for February and is currently on a prolific run of form which has seen him score 12 goals in his last six games for Celtic. (The Scotsman)

Rodgers recalls Rangers ‘propaganda’

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers hailed his club for quietly going about their business this season - in contrast to the ‘Going for 55 propaganda’ coming out of Ibrox. Celtic go into Sunday’s clash with their Glasgow rivals 33 points ahead and can mathematically eliminate Rangers from the title race in mid-March. (Daily Record)

Sowah wants new deal

Lennard Sowah is out to improve performances and convince Hearts to extend his contract into next season. The German defender arrived in Edinburgh in January on a six-month agreement after leaving Hamilton Academical, but is determined to earn himself a longer deal. (Evening News)

Doran out for six months

Inverness CT winger Aaron Doran will miss the next six months after undergoing surgery to fix a problem with his right knee. The Irishman was absent from nearly all of last season after suffering ligament damage in his left knee. (Press and Journal)

Celtic to hire Congerton

Brendan Rodgers is hopeful of convincing former colleague Lee Congerton to join him as a member of Celtic’s backroom staff. Congerton is the former chief scout at Chelsea, where he worked with Rodgers while the Hoops boss was in charge of the London club’s reserve side. (Daily Mail)

Mitchell out with eye injury

Dundee will be without goalkeeper David Mitchell for the foreseeable future after the stopper fractured his eye socket. The 26-year-old suffered the injury in a training ground clash and has undergone surgery to fix the damage. (Evening Telegraph)

Windass defends post

Josh Windass has defended a post on his Instagram account after angry supporters turned on the midfielder for harking back to Rangers’ 5-1 thrashing by Celtic earlier in the season. The 23-year-old put up a picture of himself running at Kolo Toure during the first Old Firm clash of the season, a match that did not end well for the Ibrox side. (The Scotsman)

Funeral of Tommy Gemmell

The Celtic family and wider public will today come together to remember the life of Tommy Gemmell after the club legend passed away last week. His funeral will take place at Daldowie Crematorium in South Lanarkshire. A cortege will leave from Celtic Park where supporters will pay their respects to the Lisbon Lion. (Evening Times)