Neil Doncaster says SPFL good for lower leagues, Cardiff pull plug on Wanyama talks, Miko blames Vlad’s ego, Rangers job cuts, and more
Doncaster makes SPFL case
New SPFL chief Neil Doncaster has insisted that the recently-created body will represent the interests of all clubs, including those in the lower divisions.
A number of teams had issue with Doncaster during the Rangers saga last summer and the league revamp itself, with some saying the merger was an SPL takeover. (Scotsman)
• The SPFL is set to announce a multi-million pound global TV deal, which would see Scottish football shown in upto 60 countries. (Sun)
Cardiff back out of Wanyama bid
Victor Wanyama’s future has become even more clouded today after Cardiff City pulled out of talks with the Celtic star.
It is thought that Celtic refused to budge on several key negotiation matters in the £10m talks. (Daily Mail)
Rangers job cuts
Rangers will also be making a number of jobs cuts to backroom staff.
The club insists that the five or six redundancies are indications of fresh financial worries. (Daily Mail)
• Rangers have taken ex-Southend defender Bilel Mohsni on trial.
The 25-year-old will join the club on a tour of the Highlands after training with them yesterday. (Daily Telegraph)
Hearts snub player offers
Hearts have snubbed offers for two first-team players, as well as rebuffing an enquiry for a third player, due to the cash raised by supporters of the stricken club.
Hearts supporters are closing in on the 3,000-mark of extra season ticket sales, which it was estimated would be needed to keep them going over the summer. (Scotsman)
Miko: Vlad’s ego to blame
Ex-Hearts star Saulious Mikoliunas has blamed the club’s troubles on Vladimir Romanov’s huge ego.
The Lithuanian player reckons that Vlad sacked George Burley as manager because the fans saw him as a hero instead of praising the owner. (Daily Express)
Johnston shares proof claims
Former Kilmarnock chairman Bill Costley says he can prove that current owner Michael Johnston wants around £2.5m for his shares.
Costley says he has a text from Johnston which outlines the figure. Johnston has denied that he is demanding a seven-figure sum for control of the club. (Various)