New odds-on favourite to become next Celtic manager, Brendan Rodgers eyes summer swoop for Rangers star, Hearts fans protest Neilson and Budge - Scottish Football Rumour Mill

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Eddie Howe is the new leading contender with the bookmakers to become Celtic boss. Picture: Getty
Eddie Howe is the new leading contender with the bookmakers to become Celtic boss. Picture: Getty

Eddie Howe new odds-on favourite for Celtic job

Eddie Howe is the new odds-on favourite to become next manager of Celtic. The former Bournemouth boss has rocketed to the top of the list in the last 24 hours despite one bookmaker suspending bets on ex-Celtic midfielder Roy Keane just yesterday. (Scottish Sun)

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Ajer wanted by Newcastle

Newcastle United are looking to sign Kristoffer Ajer on a cut-price deal this summer as they look to take advantage of the Celtic star entering the final year of his contract with a transfer offer of around £8 million. (Daily Mail)

Rodgers keen on Rangers star

Filip Helander is attracting interest from EPL sides Aston Villa and Leicester City, managed by former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers as competition heats up for the Rangers centre-back ahead of the summer transfer window. (Sportbladet)

Henderson joins Dunfermline

Celtic midfielder Ewan Henderson has joined Dunfermline Athletic on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign as he looks to get some regular game time while helping the Fife club’s promotion push. (Daily Record)

Brown ‘should get statue’

Ryan Christie has hailed departing Celtic captain Scott Brown as one of the “biggest legends” to ever play for the club and believes his achievements in Glasgow are worthy of a statue outside Parkhead. (The Scotsman)

Christie on penalty call

Ryan Christie believes Scotland suffered from a lack of crowd influence on referee Carlos del Cerro Grande when they were denied what appeared to be a cast-iron penalty during the 2-2 draw with Austria. (The Scotsman)

Hearts fans poster protest

A group of Hearts supporters have put posters up around Edinburgh calling for the departure of owner Ann Budge and first-team head coach Robbie Neilson. (Scottish Sun)

Russell granted permission

Allan Russell has been granted permission by England boss Gareth Southgate to join the coaching staff at Aberdeen. The striking coach will be allowed to perform the role for both the Pittodrie club and the English national team after being sounded out by Stephen Glass to join his team in the north east. (Daily Record)

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