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Questions raised over Dave King approval, Ian Murray appointed new St Mirren manager and Stuart McCall happy to work under director of football.

Questions over Dave King’s approval

The Professional Game Board (PGB), the SFA’s 11 man scrutiny body, was excluded from the final discussion on whether or not to grant Dave King ‘fit and proper’ status.

The decision means King is now free to take on the chairman role at Rangers.

The SFA say, however, that the approval of the PGB was not needed despite the body ruling on Paul Murray’s appointment. (Scotsman)

- Dave King officially became the chairman of Rangers last night and called it one of the biggest honours of his life.

He takes over from Paul Murray who was interim chairman when the new board formed in March.

King was passed ‘fit and proper’ by the SFA on Tuesday. (Sun)

St Mirren appoint Ian Murray as new manager

The Paisley side have appointed Dumbarton manager Ian Murray as their new manager with the new gaffer already setting his sights on new players and winning promotion back to the top flight of Scottish football. (Various)

Stuart McCall happy to work with director of football

Stuart McCall has expressed his willingness to work with a director of football if he is retained as Rangers manager beyond the end of the season.

McCall held his first meeting with new Ibrox chairman Dave King yesterday and declared himself “content” with what he heard. (Scotsman)

Stubbs tells Hibs players to prove doubters wrong

Alan Stubbs might not have said it in so many words yesterday, but it seems clear he feels Hibernian deserve to come through today against Rangers for their efforts so far this season.

Having finished second in the league, his side have put the hard graft in over the course of a long campaign. They have also beaten Rangers in three of their four regulation league meetings. (Scotsman)

Scott Brown tipped to be next Celtic manager

Ronny Deila admitted yesterday that Scott Brown has the potential to step into his shoes one day and become manager of Celtic.

The Celtic captain will hand the Scottish Premiership trophy to the Norwegian at Celtic Park tomorrow after the last match of the campaign against Inverness Caledonian Thistle to celebrate the club’s fourth successive title. (Scotsman)


- The Scottish Cup lost its figurine which adorns its lid yesterday after it fell off a table in Inverness