WALTER SMITH has ruled out becoming the new Scotland manager, according to today’s reports.
The 69-year-old, who was in charge of the national side between 2004 and 2007, was understood to be the SFA’s new top choice having missed out on Michael O’Neill earlier this year.
However, the former Rangers boss has told Hampden bosses that he does not want to be considered for the role. (Daily Mail)
Alex McLeish and SFA performance director Malky Mackay are now favourites for the job, while John Hughes has also thrown his hat into the ring.
The former Falkirk, Hibs and Inverness manager says he’s willing to do it for nothing and has already been in touch to ask for an interview. (Daily Record)
Also vacant, of course, is the chief executive post. Former FA man Adrian Bevington has been linked, as well as Jackie McNamara.
The former Celtic defender and Partick Thistle and Dundee United manager is currently the chief executive of York City. (Daily Record)
The war of words between Craig Levein and Celtic continues.
The Hearts boss has vowed to continue to stand up for his club, while Brendan Rodgers reckons Levein could be in hot water with the SFA for his comments about Scott Brown.
According to The Sun, West Ham and Leicester are set to go head-to-head to sign Patrick Roberts from Manchester City.
The winger, currently on loan at Celtic, would cost around £15million. (The Sun)
Alan Archibald hopes his Partick side can become heroes and end their 23-year losing curse to Celtic (The National)
Bruno Alves has returned to training with Rangers (BT Sport)
Steven Caulker highlighted the chance to work with an “understanding and caring manager” in Neil McCann as a clincher in his move to Dundee (BT Sport)
Hibs goalkeeper Cammy Bell says he had offers from down south after quitting Kilmarnock, but chose to move to Edinburgh when the Easter Road side made the effort to seal his signature (Edinburgh Evening News)
Kilmarnock’s controversial artificial pitch will remain in place for next season (Daily Record)
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes reckons Niall McGinn has returned to the Dons an even better player (Daily Record)
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