Rumour Mill: Scotland could co-host World Cup | Rangers spending plans unaffected | Lee Wallace still has international future

SFA chief executive Stewart Regan believes Scotland could play part in a UK-wide bid to host the World Cup. Picture: Michael Gillen
SFA chief executive Stewart Regan believes Scotland could play part in a UK-wide bid to host the World Cup. Picture: Michael Gillen
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RADICAL plans to regionalise future World Cup tournaments could allow smaller countries like Scotland the chance to play host.

Scots could co-host World Cup

SFA supremo Stewart Regan has revealed Scotland could co-host the World Cup thanks to a shake-up of the global game.

New FIFA president Gianni Infantino likes the idea of regionalising the planet’s biggest event to get smaller countries involved.

The Swiss was a driving force behind the move to hold Euro 2020 in 13 cities across 12 countries. (Sunday Post)

Warburton’s spending plans unaffected by EBT penalty

Rangers boss Mark Warburton will be told his transfer budget won’t be dented by the club’s £250,000 penalty.

Chairman Dave King will tell the manager that Friday’s court ruling, forcing the board to pay for the oldco’s failure to inform the authorities of EBT side-letters, will not affect his plans to bring in six new faces during the close season. (Sunday Mail)

Strachan insists Wallace’s Scotland career is not finished

The door is not closed on Lee Wallace’s Scotland career, insists Gordon Strachan.

The Rangers captain was not picked for either squad to face the Czech Republic or Denmark. But Strachan insists if there are injuries to other players, Wallace will get the nod. (Sunday Express)

READ MORE: Lee Wallace ‘no regrets’ if Rangers cost him Scotland career

Brown still a huge influence on Celtic and Scotland

Charlie Mulgrew has praised Scott Brown ahead of the Celtic captain winning his 50th Scotland cap against Denmark on Tuesday.

Brown will become only the 29th player to reach the half-century landmark.

Mulgrew said it was testament to his team-mate’s ability to dictate games at both club and international level. (Sun on Sunday)

Warburton surprised Hearts broke up title team

Mark Warburton has said he has no plans to copy Hearts by breaking up a Championship-winning team during the close season.

Only three of the Tynecastle club’s successful team from last year were in the side that lost to St Johnstone last week.

The Jambos are on course for European qualification, but the Rangers boss has no plans to radically alter his squad. (Scotland on Sunday)

Scotland are making progress, insists Maloney

Scotland are on the right track and should not fear their World Cup rivals, Shaun Maloney has said.

The 33-year-old is set to earn his 46th cap on Tuesday and insists the team is making progress under manager Gordon Strachan, despite being the only Home Nation to fail to qualify for Euro 2016. (Sunday Mail)

Lennon: I wouldn’t have taken Bolton job if I’d known the truth

Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon has revealed he would not have taken charge at Bolton Wanderers had he been given a clearer picture of the club’s financial situation.

Lennon took charge five months after leaving Parkhead and hoped to lead the Lancashire club back to the Premier League.

He insists he was never told just how serious the financial situation at Bolton was. (Sunday Post)