Steven Gerrard's future declaration amidst Liverpool links, star tipped to end career at Rangers, Championship boss won't join Celtic, Sturgeon slams Ibrox fans - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

The confirmation finally arrived on Sunday for Rangers and Scottish football, the Ibrox club are Premiership champions.

Monday's Scottish football news. Picture: SNS

Following the comfortable 3-0 win over St Mirren on Saturday which took them to the brink of becoming league winners, Celtic’s failure to defeat Dundee United handed them a title they have fully deserved.

The headlines have been dominated by Steven Gerrard s men with the club ending their rival’s hopes of ten in a row, winning their first top-flight title in ten years and reaching 55 league titles.

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Here is Monday's latest news:

Steven Gerrard is looking forward to more success at Ibrox after leading Rangers to the Premiership title, their first since 2011. He said: "There is more to come and the next thing for me, when you win, it is always about what is next.” (The Scotsman)

Nicola Sturgeon called Rangers fans’ celebrations “infuriating and disgraceful”. The First Minister called on the club to tell their fans to go home as thousands congregated across the city on Sunday. (The Scotsman)

Celtic interim boss John Kennedy opted against confirming whether they club would give Rangers a guard of honour. The sides meet in the Premiership in their next fixture on March 21. After the Dundee United loss he said: “I'm not interested in that right now." (Various)

After leading Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title, Steven Gerrard is second-favourite to become the next Liverpool boss. The Anfield club lost for the ninth time in the league on Sunday leaving Jurgen Klopp’s side eighth. Gerrard is 11/5 behind Klopp’s assist Pep Lijnders in the bookies’ shortlist. (Paddy Power)

Former Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill won't be keen on the Celtic job at the moment due to his work with Stoke City. O’Neill took over the Championship club last season and saved them from relegation. He has been linked with a possible return to Scotland as the next Celtic boss. Kevin Campbell said: “I can’t see him leaving Stoke, just because he’s only just started the rebuild there.” (Football Insider)

Former Rangers chairman Dave King has said there is "zero chance” of Steven Gerrard going to Liverpool in the “near future”. King believes it for two reasons: 1) Liverpool don’t "abandon" their manager, 2) Gerrard will want to defend the title and take Rangers into the Champions League. (The Scotsman)

King also reckons this is “by far the most important title Rangers have ever won”. He believes the club has never “had a time where the level of desperation was such that you thought it might never come back from it”. (Essential Scottish Football Podcast)

Rangers ace Steven Davis has been tipped to end his career at Ibrox. The midfielder has been key to the club’s title win. His contract runs out at the end of the season but Kevin Campbell reckons Davis will stay with the club to try and retain the title and finish his career at Rangers. (Football Insider)

Celtic interim boss John Kennedy delivered a brutally honest assessment of the season. He said Rangers had been the better team across the season ad that Celtic “have to face up to the fact we have not been good enough this year”. (Various)

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