Rumour Mill: Pressley happy to u-turn for Hearts | Griffiths on Glasgow Airport taunts | Maloney to retire

Steven Pressley would be prepared to u-turn on his decision to never manage in Scotland if Hearts offered him the vacant manager's job, Leigh Griffiths has opened up on the sick slur he received at Glasgow Airport, and Shaun Maloney is set to quit playing football.

Steven Pressley spent eight years as a Hearts player. Picture: Bill Henry
Steven Pressley spent eight years as a Hearts player. Picture: Bill Henry

Pressley open to Hearts job

Former Hearts captain Steven Pressley would be prepared to reverse his decision to never manage again in Scottish football if he were offered the vacant manager’s job at Hearts. The 43-year-old, who spent eight years at the club and is their most capped Scottish international, would be happy to return to the club and work under director of football Craig Levein. (Daily Record)

Steven Pressley spent eight years as a Hearts player. Picture: Bill Henry

- Cambridge United boss Shaun Derry is on the shortlist to replace Ian Cathro (Daily Mail)

- Paul Hartley is open to the idea of becoming the next manager of Hearts and once tried to recruit Austin MacPhee as his assistant.(The Scotsman)

- Hearts will look to hire an experienced head coach this time around after gambling on rookie bosses with each of their last two hires. (Evening News)

- Ex-Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn is keen on the Hearts managerial vacancy. (Daily Express)

Steven Pressley spent eight years as a Hearts player. Picture: Bill Henry

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Maloney to retire

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Keatings makes remarkable recovery

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Stokes: Lennon key to Hibs move

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