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Mike Ashley. Picture: PA
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SFA say Mike Ashley is ‘delusional’, Paul Lambert favourite to land Celtic job and Shay Logan signs Aberdeen contract extension.

SFA say Mike Ashley ‘delusional’

THE SFA has dismissed Mike Ashley as ‘delusional’ after the Newcastle owner was forced to drop legal action against them at the Court of Session - only to claim afterwards that he was in fact the winner.

It was revealed yesterday how the Sports Direct tycoon was facing a humiliation in court with his lawyers set to abandon at the eleventh hour a judicial review of the SFA’s decision to pass Rangers chairman Dave King as ‘fit and proper’. (Daily Record)

- Mike Ashley could also face paying the legal bills of Dave King and the Scottish FA

Paul Lambert to Celtic odds fall after Blackburn departure

Former Celtic star Paul Lambert is among the favourites to take over as manager after he announced his impending departure from Blackburn Rovers.

Celtic ‘to make move for Brendan Rodgers’ - reports

Celtic are set to make Brendan Rodgers an offer to be their new manager, according to reports in Wales.

Wales Online are reporting that Rodgers is on the verge of returning to Swansea City but that Celtic are set to swoop with an 11th hour offer for the former Liverpool boss. (Scotsman)

Shay Logan signs new deal with Aberdeen

Aberdeen defender Shay Logan says he can’t wait to have a crack at Rangers next season after signing a two-year extension with the Dons.

Logan joined the Reds, initially on loan from Brentford, in January 2014 and opted against a return to England by agreeing a deal to remain at Pittodrie until 2018. (Scotsman)

Rangers’ crisis club reputation hampers bids to sign players

Mark Warburton believes his efforts to sign players from England have been hampered by an ongoing perception of Rangers as a club in crisis in the aftermath of their financial collapse in 2012. (Scotsman)

Robbie Neilson has five-year plan to make Hearts champions

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson has a long-term plan which he believes will make Hearts genuine title contenders.

The last time the Edinburgh club came close to being champions was back in 1986 when the long-time league leaders experienced the heartbreak of losing 2-0 to Dundee at Dens Park on the final day of the season and were leapfrogged by Celtic, who simultaneously defeated St Mirren 5-0 to dramatically snatch the title. (Scotsman)

Celtic’s Kieran Tierney thanks Ronny Deila for elevating him

Ronny Deila’s ill-fated reign at Parkhead may be regarded negatively by the majority of passionate Celtic supporters but as far as Kieran Tierney is concerned, he is the greatest. (Scotsman)

Peter Houston laughs off mind games as Falkirk eye promotion

Peter Houston knows that people have been waiting for his team to crumble. The assumption was that when the Championship pressure was turned up, they would cave to the might of Rangers and Hibs and have to settle for a third place at best. But so far his squad have stood strong. (Scotsman)

Celtic could have signed Michael Mols

Davie Hay says Celtic could have signed Michael Mols for Celtic before he went across the city to Ibrox.

The Dutchman was a player that the Parkhead club looked at closely before opting to sign Pierre van Hooijdonk. (Evening Times)

Celtic youth side win Glasgow Cup

Celtic strolled to their third Glasgow Cup Final win with an emphatic win over Rangers last night.

The Parkhead club’s Under-17 hoisted the silverware before less than 3,000 fans- mostly schoolchildren who had been handed tickets to the closed doors affair at Ibrox, following goals by Michael Johnston, Broque Watson, Kieran Patrick Campbell and an own goal from Aidan Wilson. (Various)