Rumour Mill: Ikechi Anya | Ian Black | Celtic

Ikechi Anya tipped for Scots glory four years ago, Ian Black faces betting panel, Ismael Bouzid at Kilmarnock, and more.

Ikechi Anya became a Tartan Army hero this week. Picture: Getty
Ikechi Anya became a Tartan Army hero this week. Picture: Getty

Anya could have played earlier

New Scotland hero Ikechi Anya could have been in the squad four years earlier if the SFA had listened to Glenn Hoddle.

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Anya impressed at the Hoddle soccer academy, and Hoddle pushed for the SFA to consider him for the under-21 side, but they never got back to him. (Various)

Black day for Ian

Rangers star Ian Black could be suspended by an SFA betting panel today.

Black is accused of betting on 160 matches while playing for Inverness, Hearts and Rangers, including betting against his own team on three occasions. (Scotsman)

Bouzid back

Ex-Hearts man Ismael Bouzid is set to train with Kilmarnock this week, opening the door for a return to Scottish football.

The Algerian cap has been looking for a new club since leaving USM Alger earlier this year. (Daily Express)

Mixu tips Teemu

New Celtic signing Teemu Pukki has been tipped to make a big impact at Parkhead - by a familiar face to Scottish fans.

Finland boss and ex-Hibs/Killie manager Mixu Paatelainen says the young player is always improving. (Daily Mail)

O’Neill set for ROI offer

Former Celtic manager Martin O’Neill is set to be approached in the next 48 hours by the FAI to be the next Republic of Ireland boss.

Giovanni Trapattoni’s five-year reign ended yesterday, leaving the vacant seat. (Various)