Scott Brown & ex-England boss in shock Aberdeen link, Rangers in talks with star, Hibs ace to exit, Gerrard would turn down EPL clubs to stay at Ibrox - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

We are set for another weekend of Scottish football from the top two divisions.

There are just seven games taking place this weekend with two Premiership fixtures as four teams play their game in hand before the final match day before the split.

The action begins tonight in the Championship with Raith Rovers facing Inverness CT.

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The hunt for a new manager at both Aberdeen and Celtic will likely dominate the headlines.

Friday's Scottish football news. Picture: SNS
Friday's Scottish football news. Picture: SNS

All today’s Scottish football news:

Scott Brown is wanted as part of a new-look coaching team at Aberdeen. Former Dons player Stephen Glass is the front runner to replace Derek McInnes and he wants to bring in his friend Brown in a shock move. The Celtic captain's contract expires at the end of the season. England strikers’ coach Allan Russell is also lined up for a role. (Scottish Sun)

Steven Gerrard has revealed Rangers are in negotiations with Allan McGregor over a new deal. The No.1 produced another game-saving performance against Slavia Prague. Gerrard said: "He knows what’s on the table. He’s in discussions... I hope we get it over the line and sign him up for another year because he is more than capable.” (Various)

Neil Lennon is looking for a quick return to management following his Celtic exit. The Northern Irishman departed the club last month following a defeat to Ross County. When asked if he was keen to get back into the management game, Lennon responded: “Yes, absolutely.” (BBC)

Ofir Marciano will leave Hibs in the summer when his contract expires. Jack Ross confirmed the Israeli goalkeeper had turned down the club's offer for an extension. The Hibs boss said: “We offered him the best we could within our structure… He’s in his 30s now and he feels like his future lies elsewhere.” (Evening News)

Former Lazio and England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is interested in a role at Aberdeen. The Swedish legend's name has been put forward to replace Derek McInnes an is reportedly interested in a management or director of football role. Eriksson has had a nomadic managerial career, taking in seventeen roles in eight countries. His last managerial role was the Philippines national team. (Daily Record)

Hearts won’t be signing another defender before the season ends. Robbie Neilson was keen on bringing a right-back to the club on loan as cover for Michael Smith. Despite the loan transfer window staying open until the end of the month, the Hearts boss revealed the club had a target but it “didn't come through”. (Deadline News)

Steven Gerrard has been backed to turn down “a lot of Premier League clubs" to stay at Rangers. Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes Gerrard will have no interest in leaving Ibrox for a club who are struggling. Robinson said: “If a big job in the Premier League came up I think he would turn it down because he is on such a good thing at Rangers. For example, if a job like Arsenal came up, he would only get it if the club were struggling.” (Football Insider)

Croatian coach Marijo Tot has declared his interest in the Aberdeen job, believing he could help make the club better in the future. Tot has most recently worked as assistant to Slaven Bilic at Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad. (Evening Express)