Rumour Mill: Terry Butcher | Liam Craig | Dave King

Inverness manager Terry Butcher is a candidate for the Hibs job. Picture: SNS
Inverness manager Terry Butcher is a candidate for the Hibs job. Picture: SNS
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Inverness boss Terry Butcher emerges as candidate for Hibs job after Pat Fenlon’s departure, Hibs’ Liam Craig faces ban and Dave King departs Scotland after failing to reach deal at Rangers.

Terry Butcher being lined up as new Hibs boss

Inverness manager Terry Butcher is being lined up to replace Pat Fenlon as the new manager of Hibs, according to reports this morning.

Rod Petrie is understood to be keen to sign up Butcher whose deal expires at the end of the season. He has not yet signed an extension. (Record)

• Pat Fenlon said he had made his mind up to quit his post as Hibs manager before this week’s League Cup loss to city rival’s Hearts

• The former Derry City boss led Hibs to two Scottish Cup finals during his two years at Easter Road with one ending in a 5 - 1 loss to Hearts. His reign was also marred by a 7 - 0 loss to Malmo.

• Other contenders for the Hibs job include former Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels, former Hibs boss Tony Mowbray, ex-Scotland boss Craig Levein and former Hibs captain Ian Murray.

Caretaker manager Jimmy Nicholl is also in the frame.

Bookies also have Jimmy Calderwood, Paul Hartley, Alex McLeish and Derek Adams as outside bets.

• Ex-Hibs star Leigh Griffiths led the tributes to Pat Fenlon saying he was like a “father figure” to him during his time at the club

Hibs’ Liam Craig faces SFA charge

Hibs midfielder Liam Craig faces a two-match ban for violent conduct after he was last night charged with trying to kick Ryan Stevenson in the face.

Who’s pulling the strings at Ibrox?

Paul Murray and Jim McColl, who are bidding to take control of Rangers, have urged the Ibrox board to disclose who the outside voices are that are ‘pulling the strings’ at Ibrox.

• Dave King has warned that a failure to reach a workable agreement between directors at the upcoming AGM will see the club slide into administration. The South Africa-based businessman left Scotland yesterday after failing to reach agreement with the Easdale brothers and Brian Stockbridge.

• The Ibrox clubs’ director of communications James Traynor departed yesterday

Brown ban could cost Celtic last 16 spot - Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says UEFA’s upholding of a three match ban issued to Neil Lennon for kicking out at Neymar in his side’s group stage Champions League match against Barcelona could cost his side a place in the last 16 of the competition.

He said: “For him to miss these games is a blow to him and us.”

Celtic manager backs Fernando Ricksen

Parkhead manager Neil Lennon says former foe Fernando Ricksen has his and Celtic’s full support in his battle with motor neurone disease,

He said: “He was a big player, a character and a personality. It possibly reasonates more with Celtic fans because it was the same disease that Jinky had. Everyone here at Celtic is with him.”