Scottish football transfer news: Euro giants interest from Celtic boss, Rangers trio ‘contract decision’, Hearts star hopes for new deal, Hibs ace could retire
There will be a lot of interest across Scotland on how they fare against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Meanwhile, many clubs are already preparing for the next season after the season has just ended.
Here are all the major headlines, news and transfer speculation surrounding the SPFL.
Rangers have been bolstered by the likelihood that Kemar Roofe will be fit for the club’s Europa League final against Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday night. The forward has recovered from a knee injury that has ruled him out of the last seven games. Roofe was pictured in the squad as they departed Glasgow Airport for Seville. He looked like he was there more as a player than just running along to support his teammates. (The Scot)
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has revealed he could have become AEK Athens boss after showing interest from the Greek giants around the time he joined Scotland from Japan. The Australian took over the job at Celtic Park in June. He said: “It was a sliding door moment. They went a different route and literally a day later I got a call from Peter Lawwell. I then spoke to Dermot Desmond and it was done within 24 hours.” (Scottish sun)
Rangers trio without a contract
Ross Wilson was shy when asked about Rangers’ contract stars ahead of the Europa League final. The club’s sporting director addressed the fact that Connor Goldson, Allan McGregor and Steven Davis see their current contracts expire at the end of the season. Wilson said: “I think that’s a question for these guys. Obviously some contracts are expiring and people will have to make their own decisions about their future as well. What I do know is that this group of players is a cohesive bunch, they’re together and they’re really looking forward to the challenge that awaits us not only on Wednesday but of course also on Saturday in Hampden.” (Sky Sports)
Gavin Strachan has shot to the top of bookmakers’ favorites list to become Dundee’s next boss. When the market opened, former Hibs and St Mirren manager Jack Ross was the front runner. However, the favorite is Strachan, who is currently part of Ange Postecoglou’s management team. His father Gordon, who managed Scotland and Celtic, is Director of Football at Dens Park. The club parted ways with Mark McGhee after being relegated to the Championship. (McBookie)
Peter Haring hopes for a new Hearts contract. The contract of the popular Austrian midfielder expires at the end of the season. Manager Robbie Neilson is keen to extend his contract with the parties who are still in talks. Haring said: “We are talking to each other and trying to make it happen. Hopefully we can do it.” (evening news)
Shot of the Easter Road centre-back
Hibs defender Darren McGregor has revealed he is willing to end his player’s contract with the club a year early to move into a coaching role. The central defender has one more season on contract with his youth club, but doesn’t want to “block the way for younger guys”. He said: “I need to have a conversation with the relevant authorities as to whether I can move on to something else. If I didn’t play for Hibs I would have a hard time watching myself play for anyone else. If there was a possibility to switch to coaching here, I would like to check it out.” (daily record)
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