Details behind Scott Brown's future at Celtic revealed, pundit points to reason behind Neil Lennon's downfall, Northern Irish side probe link to Shane Duffy abuse - Scottish Premiership rumour mill

Saturday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Celtic captain Scott Brown. Picture: SNS
Celtic captain Scott Brown. Picture: SNS

Scott Brown’s future at Celtic

Scott Brown says he’s been told by outgoing chief executive Peter Lawwell that his future at Celtic is entirely in his own hands. The captain is out of contract at the end of the season but will stay on at the club in some capacity, whether it’s as a player or coach. (The Herald)

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Northern Irish side probe Duffy abuse link

Northern Irish side Crusaders have launched an investigation to establish whether someone connected with the club was behind the shocking messages of abuse sent to Celtic star Shane Duffy earlier this week. (Scottish Sun)

Lennon ‘lost his identity’

Neil Lennon suffered at Celtic because he was trying to be someone he wasn’t in order to appease majority shareholder Dermot Desmond, according to former Rangers striker Kris Boyd. (Scottish Sun)

Lennon ‘was exhausted’

Celtic interim manager John Kennedy reckons his former boss Neil Lennon would have felt “relief” after deciding to resign from the Scottish champions, saying he felt the Northern Irishman was exhausted by the demands of the job in a difficult season. (Daily Record)

Gerrard should talk to Rodgers

Rangers hero Barry Ferguson believes manager Steven Gerrard should forget about Brendan Rodgers’ past as Celtic boss and ask the Leicester City coach for advice on how to attack Slavia Prague in the Europa League. (Daily Record)

Ross on SFA

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Hibs manager Jack Ross, said he was “quite sure that a lot of people breathed a sigh of relief” when Hibs Covid results came back negative this week. The Easter Road club, along with last weekend’s opponents Hamilton, received a sheepish apology from the Scottish FA last weekend after it emerged that one of the assistant referees officiating at their game should have been self-isolating. (Evening News)

Neilson on Hearts draw

Robbie Neilson says Hearts must continue grinding out points as they moved 12 clear at the top of the Championship with a third successive draw. (Evening News)

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