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The German manager attempted to talk the then-16-year-old Rooney into playing for the Scots due to his grandmother's nationality

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Celtic recovered from their European setback with a Scottish Premiership victory over St Johnstone here that should have been more comprehensive.

Hearts 1 Celtic 2 match report: Anthony Stokes sets up Celtic for Milan

New signing Teemu Pukki grabbed a debut goal and Anthony Stokes scored one and set up two more as Celtic prepared for the Champions’ League with a comfortable win.

Terry Butcher's Inverness Caledonian Thistle are the early-season pacesetters in the Scottish Premier League

The Last Word: Terry Butcher, the archetypal Englishman, is making waves by the tip of Loch Ness

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White (right) and Rangers vice chairman Matt Taylor (left) sign Alex MacDonald in 1968

Davie White: Rangers boss who struggled to match Jock Stein’s Celtic

At unfashionable Clyde, White had accrued renown as one of the  new breed of tracksuit bosses

Hearts hit with transfer embargo after going into administration

The ban will run until February next year

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has resigned

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Neil Warnock heads the list of new appointments that will bring all the coverage from its 'state of the art' studios

Rangers assistant boss Kenny McDowall believes the turmoil of the last 12 months will make Ally McCoist a better manager

Ally McCoist claims Rangers can be back in the Champions League in five years

The club was demoted to the bottom tier last season

Neil Lennon is at the centre of celebrations after Celtic clinch the title

Scottish Premier League fixture list unveiled: Celtic begin title defence at home

The reigning champions play Ross County

Hearts go into administration

The club was faced with a winding-up order last week

Kenny Shiels

Kenny Shiels leaves Kilmarnock

The announcement comes as little surprise

Buoyant: Neil Lennon enjoys the acclaim at Celtic Park after winning the League title in a season which also saw his team beat Barcelona at the stadium

Neil Lennon's star on the rise without domestic strife

Celtic manager benefits from Rangers' demotion as he aims for Double

Neil Lennon is at the centre of celebrations after Celtic clinch the title

Scottish Cup Final: Hibernian v Celtic match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park

Neil Lennon has been charged with misconduct by the SFA

Neil Lennon free to sit on bench during Celtic's Scottish Cup final appearance against Hibernian

Lennon has been given a one-game suspended touchline ban

Scottish Premier League clubs agree on play-off proposal

Scottish Premier League clubs today agreed to push for a new merged 42-club body with top-flight play-offs in time for next season.

Lennon is looking to keep his squad fresh for the William Hill Scottish Cup final against Hibernian

Keeping Celtic squad fresh key for Neil Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists it is worth “sacrificing” some Clydesdale Bank Premier League matches for the long-term health of his title-winning squad.

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