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In pictures: 19 of Scottish football’s most outlandish transfer rumours

Seeing as we’re well and truly into silly season, let’s celebrate the summer transfer window (truly the best part of being a football fan, if we’re being honest) by looking back at some of the more surprising transfer rumours from years gone by.

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St Mirren want new boss Alan Stubbs to emulate Steve Clarke

St Mirren chairman Gordon Scott has hailed Alan Stubbs as a “perfect” managerial appointment who is capable of emulating the transformational effect Steve Clarke had on Kilmarnock.

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‘Going to Easter Road will be emotional’ - St Mirren’s Alan Stubbs

When he scans his first list of league games as St Mirren manager later this week, Alan Stubbs admits he will pay particular attention to the entry on the list which reads “Hibernian (A)”.

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St Mirren are giving Alan Stubbs the chance to rebuild his reputation. Picture: SNS.

Stubbs excited by challenge as he takes the St Mirren reins

Alan Stubbs admits he cannot wait to get down to work after being named St Mirren’s new manager.

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Former Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs has been appointed St Mirren boss. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

St Mirren appoint former Hibs boss Alan Stubbs as manager

St Mirren have confirmed the appointment of Alan Stubbs as manager.

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Former Hibs manager Alan Stubbs is wanted by St Mirren. Picture: SNS

St Mirren offer manager’s job to Alan Stubbs

St Mirren have identified Alan Stubbs as the man they want to replace Jack Ross.

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Rumour Mill: Aberdeen move for Kenny Miller | Livi fail in Henrik Larsson pursuit | Dembele to stay at Celtic

Aberdeen are set to offer Kenny Miller a one-year deal, Livingston have failed in their attempt to hire Celtic legend Henrik Larsson, while Moussa Dembele has been backed to stay at Parkhead.

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Inverness coach John Robertson and Hearts manager Craig Levein will lock horns in a televised Betfred Cup tie. Picture: SNS

BT Sport reveals the five Betfred Cup games it will show live

Five Betfred Cup group games will be shown live on BT Sport, two of them involving Hearts.

The first game to be screened will be Kilmarnock v St Mirren on Friday 13 July. Next up is Raith Rovers v Hearts on 21 July, with the game taking place at East Fife’s Bayview due to work at Stark’s Park.

Dundee v Dunfermline on 22 July is also live, as is Clyde v Motherwell on 28 July and Hearts’ v Inverness Caledonian Thistle the following day.

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Inverness Caley Thistle are the current holders of the IRN-BRU Cup after defeating Dumbarton in the final in March. Picture: SNS.

English clubs to be invited to play in Irn-Bru Cup

The Irn-Bru Cup will become a complete British and Irish affair after Uefa gave the SPFL approval
to include two teams from England’s Vanarama National League in next season’s knockout competition.

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Rumour Mill: Solanke keen on Rangers move | McCoist wants to talk to St Mirren | Watford eye Callum McGregor

Steven Gerrard is believed to have made the loan signing of striker Dominic Solanke his number one priority, Ally McCoist is keen on St Mirren job and a Celtic midfielder is linked with a move away. All this and more in today’s Rumour Mill.

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Rumour Mill: McCoist to return to Premiership? | Gerrard puts faith in Tavernier and Windass | McLeish to play two keepers

Could Ally McCoist be set to return to Premiership management? Steven Gerrard will not dispatch Josh Windass and James Tavernier in summer clear-out and Alex McLeish lines up two keepers for Mexico clash.

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St Mirren approach Paul Lambert over manager job - reports

St Mirren are understood to have approached former Buddie Paul Lambert regarding the club’s vacant managerial position, according to reports.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic keen on Wales ace | Oz star turned down Gers | Sunderland ‘have funds’ to sign Hibs man

Celtic linked with Welsh international star; Australia midfielder rejected Rangers and Sunderland “have the funds” to sign John McGinn

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Robbie Neilson believes St Mirren are a club that are 'going places'. Picture: SNS

Robbie Neilson feels St Mirren have good momentum

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Hearts manager Craig Levein and Inverness coach John Robertson will meet in the Betfred League Cup. Picture: SNS

Hearts handed reunion with John Robertson in Betfred Cup

Hearts will be up against Tynecastle legend John Robertson in next season’s Betfred Cup after the draw for the group stage paired them with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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Jack Ross confirmed as new Sunderland boss on two-year deal

Sunderland have appointed Jack Ross as manager on a two-year deal. The St Mirren boss secured promotion to the Scottish Premiership as the Buddies secured the Championship title in the 2017/18 season.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Hamburg forward | Old Firm ticket row | Hearts want Jags ace

Celtic linked with Hamburg striker; Rangers cut Celtic’s away ticket allocation and Hoops retaliate and Hearts linked with want-away Jags midfielder

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Rumour Mill: Rangers eye Portsmouth ace | Celtic close to £5m deal | Skrtel deal dead?

Rangers linked with prolific League One forward; Celtic closing in on deal for player and is Martin Skrtel’s rumoured move to Rangers dead in the water?

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St Mirren could turn to Robbie Neilson to replace Jack Ross

Jack Ross is on the verge of completing a move to Sunderland after St Mirren “reluctantly” agreed to allow the manager hold talks with the Wearside club.

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Kirk Broadfoot is another Kilmarnock player to benefit from the  Midas touch of manager Steve Clarke

The top 50 players in Scottish football this season (40-31)

Part two in Craig Fowler’s list counting down the SPFL’s best players from the 2017/18 season

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