Celtic sporting director development, Rangers go double Dutch, SPFL crisis talks - Scottish Premiership rumour mill

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Yes he Ken

John Kennedy could stay at Celtic when Eddie Howe, or the next manager, comes in. The current caretaker is in contention for the Sporting Director role at Parkhead after a recommendation from former boss Brendan Rodgers – who has links to top contender Eddie Howe. (The Scotsman)

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Double Dutch

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PSV Eindhoven, Ajax, Atalanta and Stade Reims are all keen on Rangers target Joey Veerman, who plays for Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie. Rated at £5m the Ibrox club have watched the midfield prospect - but so have the other clubs and EPL side Southampton. Steven Gerrard’s side have also been linked with Dutch defender Danilho Doekhi (The Scottish Sun)

Exit door

Rangers could be ready to let Jordan Jones leave permanently, however the Northern Ireland international’s future on loan at Sunderland could depend on the Black Cats’ promotion bid from skybet League One (Sunderland Echo via Football Insider)

Injury horror

Hibs defender Chris Cadden is facing a spell on the sidelines after breaking his back (Evening News)

Deal falls down

Contract talks between Betfred Cup winner Craig Bryson and St Johnstone have stalled. The midfielder signed a one-year deal at Perth last year. (Daily Record)

Wyke on the way?

Celtic are tracking Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke - but could face competition from Middlesbrough for his signature. Boro are also keen on former Rangers winger Josh Windass, now at Sheffield Wednesday (Hartlepool Mail)

Crisis talks

Scottish football league bosses face crunch talks today as they decide how to deal with the Covid call-off between East Fife and Clyde, plus the ‘Club 42’ controversy at the bottom of the senior football structure (Daily Record)

Silence on social

Clubs across Scotland will join the Scottish FA, SPFL, Scottish Women’s Football, and PFA Scotland in “going silent” on social media from 3pm on Friday April 30 until 11.59pm on Monday May 3. (The Scotsman)

Shut-down explained

Celtic have outlined their reasons for the widespread online boycott, which follows similar action by Rangers earlier this month and other well-known figures in the English game. (Scottish Sun)

Time up

Former manager Alex Totten is preparing to retire from football after 60 years in the game. Best known for his affiliation to Falkirk, the 75-year-old has also managed St Johnstone and Kilmarnock (Falkirk Herald)

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