Reason behind Celtic and Eddie Howe delay, Rangers set to offer new deal to star man, Scotland sweat over injury to key player ahead of Euros - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Tuesday’s Scottish football news and gossip.

Howe and Celtic talks

Eddie Howe is not expected to be named Celtic boss in the next 24 hours as the two sides continue to negotiate a deal with the ex-Bournemouth boss pushing for trusted ally Richard Hughes to join him north of the border. He may also wait until the summer before taking charge. (Daily Record)

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Rangers to open talks on Tavernier deal

Eddie Howe is in talks with the Celtic board about becoming the club's next manager. Picture: Getty

Rangers are ready to offer captain James Tavernier a new contract as they look to keep the title-winning skipper at the club longer than next summer when his contract deal is due to expire. (Daily Record)

Scotland to sweat over Tierney

The Scottish national team face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the knee injury suffered by Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney this past weekend with the London club fearful of a “serious” problem that would rule the player out for a number of weeks and put his participation at this summer’s Euros at risk. (Daily Mail)

Scottish football fans split on colts

Scottish football is split on Colt teams entering the league system – with only fans of the Old Firm in favour of the concept. Just 16% of lower league fans said they would watch their team against Rangers or Celtic’s second-string under-21 sides, compared to 80% of the Glasgow clubs’ supporters, a survey has revealed. (The Scotsman)

Pressley blasts Hearts leadership

Former Hearts captain Steven Pressley has taken aim at owner Ann Budge, advisor Jim Jefferies and experienced defender Christophe Berra in an explosive rant as he questions the lack of support given to under-fire manager Robbie Neilson. (Daily Record)

Haring on fan pressure

Peter Haring has admitted it is down to him and his Hearts team-mates “to do better”. The Austrian has had a watching brief for much of the season but has started two of the last three matches as fan discontent has come to the fire at Tynecastle in recent weeks. (Evening News)

Doidge tribute to former team-mate

Christian Doidge fired Hibs into the lead against Queen of the South tonight and celebrated by paying tribute to former team-mate Lee Collins. The Yeovil Town captain tragically died on March 31 at the age of 32. (Evening News)

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