MARK Warburton and Dave Weir work out their Rangers contracts; Celtic keep tabs on Parma’s Zouhair Feddal, plus more news and gossip in Sunday’s Rumour Mill
Warburton and Weir work out contracts at Rangers
MARK Warburton has reportedly all but been named as the new Rangers manager with Dave Weir, his deputy at Brentford, set to join him.
Warburton had reportedly agreed in principle to take the hot seat at Ibrox and the club were working to seal the deal last night.
The duo have already drafted a list of potential signings as they look to rebuild a depleted squad. (Mail on Sunday)
Celtic keep close eye on Parma’s Zouhair Feddal
CELTIC are reportedly still hot on the heels of Parma defender Zouhair Feddal.
According to Italian news outlet CalcioNews24, Celtic are continuing to chase the Moroccan ahead of a summer swoop.
The 26-year-old spent the first half of last season on loan to Italian side Palermo, with 20 appearances in the Serie A to his credit. (Inside Futbol)
Guidetti: Haters prove I’m successful
Out-going Celtic striker John Guidetti has rounded on his critics telling them to address criticism to his face.
The Swedish star is now a free agent following the expiration of his contract with parent club Manchester City and is now looking for a new club.
Hitting out at critics in an interview with Swedish TV programme Fotbollskanalen, he said that having people who hate him proves he is succeeding in the game. (Inside Futbol)
Whittaker impressed by Warburton
Former Rangers full-back Steven Whittaker believes Mark Warburton would be a good fit at Ibrox.
Whittaker is reportedly most impressed by former teammate Dave Weir’s credentials as a possible assistant at Rangers alongside Weir’s former Brentford boss.
John McGinn takes legal action over ‘spear-gate’
St Mirren star John McGinn is reportedly seeking legal action over a freak training ground accident last season.
McGinn’s thigh was punctured by a sharp pole thrown by striker Steven Thompson as a joke.
An internal investigation was carried out at the time with McGinn, Thompson and manager Gary Teale all giving statements.
The Paisley club have reportedly now received a letter from McGinn’s legal team. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)
McCarthy feared red card over Russell Martin’s nose
Ireland midfielder James McCarthy said he had expected a red card for his challenge on Scotland’s Russell Martin, which left the Glasgow-born midfielder with a bloodied nose.
McCarthy elbowed the Scot in the face in a first-half challenge which earned him a yellow card from Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli.
Martin has since said that McCarthy apologised for the incident at half-time and at the final whistle. (Sunday Express)
NEWS IN BRIEF
• Paul Quinn can’t wait to team up again with former Motherwell teammate Mark Reynolds at Aberdeen. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)
• Sean Dillon has urged Dundee United to continue to have faith in Jackie McNamara’s skills to rebuild the team. (Mail on Sunday)
• St Johnstone captain Dave Mackay is content that boss Tommy Wright is not on other club’s target list. (Mail on Sunday)
• Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen believes he’s ‘cursed’ as Norway’s Euro 2016 hopes slip away following a goalless draw with Azerbaijan. (Video Celts)