Rumour Mill: Clark set for Kilmarnock | Dalglish backs Deila | McGregor dropped

Former Birmingham City boss Lee Clark is in the running to become the next Kilmarnock manager. Picture: PA
Former Birmingham City boss Lee Clark is in the running to become the next Kilmarnock manager. Picture: PA
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KILMARNOCK have held talks with Lee Clark with a view to appointing the former Newcastle United midfielder as their new manager.

Clark set for Rugby Park

Former Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City manager Lee Clark is line to replace Gary Locke as Kilmarnock boss.

Then 43-year-old has met club representatives and is on the verge of agreeing a deal to take charge at Rugby Park. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic treated East Kilbride with respect

Celtic midfielder Gary Mackay-Steven insists his team did not underestimate Lowland League side East Kilbride Thistle ahead of yesterday’s Scottish Cup match.

The Parkhead club won 2-0 but were jeered by their own supporters following a low-key performance. (Daily Record)

Stubbs hails Hibs’ fighting spirit

Alan Stubbs praised the character of his Hibernian players after they battled back from two goals down to capital rivals Hearts in the Scottish Cup.

The Easter Road boss insisted that while some have questioned his side he never had any reason to doubt their mental strength. (Scotsman)

Dalglish insists criticism of Deila is over the top

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish believes the majority of Hoops fans don’t want to see manager Ronny Deila sacked.

The former Parkhead player feels the clamour for the Norwegian to be replaced has been exaggerated and that the difficulty in winning a treble should not be overlooked. (Scottish Sun)

McGregor taken out of firing line by Celtic boss

Ronny Deila last night admitted he left forward Callum McGregor out of Celtic’s Scottish Cup win over East Kilbride following charges of drink-driving.

The 23-year-old is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal after he was arrested on suspicion of driving over the legal limit in Glasgow on Friday. (Daily Mail)

Nevile won’t quit Valencia

Gary Nevile has insisted he will not resign as Valencia manager after his side extended their winless run to nine games.

The Spanish club lost 1-0 away to Real Betis yesterday, prompting angry demonstrations from fans. (Daily Mirror)