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Neil Lennon ‘would reject Everton’, Rangers investors look to board, John Brown stays at Dundee, and more.
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Neil Lennon. Picture: SNS

Lennon ‘would reject Everton’

Celtic first-team coach Danny McGrain believes that Neil Lennon would reject any offer from Everton to take over from David Moyes, as the Premiership side don’t have the same European credentials that the Glasgow club has.

The Hoops boss has emerged as one of the bookies’ favourites to take up the role as Moyes moves to take charge of Manchester United with Alex Ferguson’s retirement. (The Scotsman)

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• Georgios Samaras has a simple message for Celtic players thinking of leaving this summer: Stick with us if you want European glory. (Daily Express).

Rangers duo look to board

Greenock businessmen James and Sandy Easdale say that are looking for space in the boardroom after saying they intend to invest in Rangers.

The pair are looking to take up Charles Green’s shares at Ibrox (The Scotsman)

Bomber backs down

Dundee chief executive Scot Gardiner says he had to talk John Brown out of quitting as manager of the relegated club, as the row over criticism of a referee shows no sign of cooling.

Gardiner says Bomber told him: “That’s me finished”. However, he was able to talk the outspoken manager down. (Daily Mail)

• Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes meanwhile, says that Dundee have themselves to blame for being relegated, not Dons winger Peter Pawlett, who was awarded a penalty (Daily Record).

Hearts try out pair

Hearts have taken on two trialists at Tynecastle, Arsenal midfielder Josh Rees, and New Zealander James Musa, as Gary Locke looks to rebuild.

Locke said: “The lads impressed but I’m sure we will have a look at more players in the coming months.” (Herald/Edinburgh Evening News)

Done is done

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On-loan Hibs man Matt Done will have to work hard to stay at Easter Road, as his parent club Barnsley have released him.

The 24 year-old has struggled to make an impact on Pat Fenlon’s side since arriving in January. (Daily Express)

Levein to keep his distance

Craig Levein says that any return to a managerial position would preferably be outside the SPL. (Daily Record)