TL;DR news for Friday, April 20

TL;DR news for Friday, April 20

By TheTwoPointOne

Start the day with a quick and easy breakdown of all the headlines swirling around Scottish football. This is TL;DR news.

 

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The Daily Mail are reporting that the Scottish FA hope to announce their new chief executive next week, with Partick Thistle’s Ian Maxwell widely reported to take on the role.

 

Rangers director, Alastair Johnston, has told the assorted media that Rangers are actually “ahead of the curve”, that finishing third would still be considered a success and that Graeme Murty’s position at the club will not be impacted by Sunday’s defeat to Celtic.

 

However, Neil Lennon isn’t convinced. The Daily Record are reporting that the Hibernian boss believes the recent players revolt at Rangers were down to Dave King undermining Murty’s authority in last week’s statement.

 

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Meanwhile, the Daily Record are reporting that Brendan Rodgers hopes to tie Leigh Griffiths down to an even better contract, despite his current deal at Celtic running until 2021.

 

The Celtic manager also took time out to praise Callum McGregor’s season so far, comparing the player to Bayern Munich legend Philipp Lahm. He said: “We were talking the other day and you talk about Philipp Lahm, who was obviously a great player for Bayern Munich, who could play in full-back positions, could play in midfield. Callum is that version for me. Wherever he plays he is minimum seven out of 10 and he has this incredible ability to understand the game.”

 

Anthony Stokes is set to be sacked by his second club of the season, after going AWOL in the past week at Apollon Smyrni according to the Scottish Sun.

 

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No nonsense today. Enjoy your Friday!

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