Rumour Mill: Neil Lennon wants quick return | Rangers close in on Matthew Knox | Rangers holiday appeal dropped

Neil Lennon recently left Bolton Wanderers. Picture: PA
Neil Lennon recently left Bolton Wanderers. Picture: PA
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Neil Lennon wants a quick return to football management, Rangers are close to signing Livingston’s Matthew Know and former Rangers stars drop their holiday appeal.

Lennon keen to get back on the horse

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon is looking to return to football management at the next available opportunity after leaving Bolton Wanderers. Lennon was in charge of the Lancashire club for less than 18 months as the English Championship side struggled on and off the park. He’s been linked with a return to Celtic but insists he is keeping his options open. (The Sun)

David Moyes linked with Aston Villa

David Moyes is rumoured to have told friends that the Aston Villa manager’s job is the only one he would be tempted to drop into the Championship in order to take up. Since the 52-year-old was dismissed as coach of Real Sociedad in November, he has been increasingly linked to the Scottish champions Celtic. (Various)

Rangers confident of signing Livingston teenager Matthew Knox

David Moyes. Picture: Getty

David Moyes. Picture: Getty

Mark Warburton believes his willingness to offer young players early first-team opportunities could assist Rangers as they consider a move for much-coveted Livingston striker Matthew Knox. (Scotsman)

Gordon Strachan hails Scotland players as gamble pays off

Gordon Strachan hailed his players after his gamble to take a small but committed squad to Prague paid off handsomely with a heartening 1 - 0 victory over the Czech Republic. (Scotsman)

Ex-Rangers stars drop their claim over holiday pay

Those have now been identified as Kyle Hutton, Ian Black, Richard Foster and Steven Simonsen.

Four ex-Rangers players challenging the club over unpaid holiday pay have dropped their case, according to reports. (Scotsman)

Aidan Smith: Dutch master Johan Cruyff turned football into an art form

How did he do it? The Cruyff turn, I mean. It’s obviously not true that every footballer pre-Johan was awkward and almost robotic, like toys 
operated with a button for a stiff-legged kick. But right now, remembering the great Dutch master, you can almost believe that he turned it into ballet. (Scotsman)

Ex-Hearts striker loses first game as Lithuania boss

Edgaras Jankauskas lost his first match as manager of the Lithuanian national team as they went down 1-0 to Romania.

The former Champions League winner spent two seasons in Gorgie, helping Hearts to lift the 2006 Scottish Cup after defeating Gretna in the final.

He took over the reins from Igoris Pankratjevas following the nation’s failed Euro 2016 qualification campaign.

Former Hearts team-mates Saulius Mikoliunas and Deividas Cesnauskis were both in the squad, with the former a second half substitute in the away friendly defeat.

Mark Warburton to watch Celtic before final

Rangers boss Mark Warburton says that he will go to a maximum of two Celtic matches before next month’s Scottish Cup semi-final.

The two sides meet at Hampden Park on April 17 in the Scottish Cup tie. (Evening Times)

Scott Robinson joins Dunfermline on trial

Scott Robinson has gone on trial at Dunfermline as he seeks a new club after departing Kilmarnock.

The former Hearts midfielder has left the Premiership strugglers less than a season into the three-year deal he penned last summer. (Capital City Press)

Rangers confirm North American pre-season campaign

Mark Warburton has confirmed that Rangers will travel to North America as part of their preparations for the 2016/17 season.

Dates and locations are yet to be specified, but the Rangers boss revealed that they would be travelling across the Atlantic prior to their first season back in the top flight. (Daily Record)

Alex Rae vows not to change

Alex Rae insists he will not change the way he conducts himself on the touchline on the back of being sent to the stand during St Mirren’s defeat to Raith Rovers on Tuesday.

Referee Barry Cook took exception to the 46-year-old’s comments in the second half of their 2-1 reverse after assistant David Farrell had vented his frustration at the visitors obstructing a quick free-kick. (Evening Times)

Notice of complaint leaves Mixu Paatelainen under threat of missing semi-final

Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen could be banned from the dugout when his players take on Hibs in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.

The Finn has been issued with a notice of complaint by the SFA following his touchline exchanges with Dundee fans at the city derby last Sunday at Tannadice. (Dundee Courier)

Rogic does it again

Tom Rogic grabbed two goals within five minutes of replacing Massimo Lungo as Australia trashed Tajikstan 7-0 in Adelaide.