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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

Away days set to continue for Celtic at the Scottish Cup quarters

Celtic have been handed yet another away tie in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.

Hearts to fight SPL charge in wages dispute

Hearts have vowed to fight a charge of "failing to behave with the utmost good faith" over the alleged delayed payment of player wages which has been issued by the Scottish Premier League.

Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor has been targeted

SFA chief says Olympic hopefuls could face backlash from Scotland fans

Stewart Regan believes Scotland's Olympic football hopefuls could suffer the wrath of the Tartan Army if they turn out for Team GB.

Players receive wages at Hearts following SPL demand

Hearts today announced their players had received their overdue December wages - on the day the Scottish Premier League imposed a seven-day deadline to comply with a number of orders or be faced with unlimited sanctions.

SPL willing to trial goal-line technology

The Scottish Premier League have offered to be guinea pigs if FIFA decide to trial goal-line technology.

Joe Ledley celebrates heading Celtic's winner in the 52nd minute last night

Lennon finds vindication as Celtic hit the top

Celtic 1 Rangers 0

Lennon is looking for his Celtic side to make amends for their capitulation at Ibrox earlier in the season

Lennon calls for improvement from Celtic

Neil Lennon is looking for his Celtic side to make amends for their capitulation at Ibrox earlier in the season when Rangers visit Parkhead on Wednesday night.

McCoist insists he has no fears about being able to raise his players for next week's Old Firm game despite their dreadful preparation for the clash against Celtic

Rangers players will be ready for Old Firm game, says McCoist

Rangers manager Ally McCoist insists he has no fears about being able to raise his players for next week's Old Firm game despite their dreadful preparation for the clash against Celtic.

Feathers may well fly if Celtic manager is successful in signing former Rangers striker Kris Boyd

Lennon: I am interested in signing Boyd

Celtic manager confirms former Rangers striker could be heading across Glasgow

Neil Lennon's team is in top form after seven straight SPL wins

Derby win would set up Celtic, says McNeill

Billy McNeill believes Celtic are favourites going into the Old Firm derby against Rangers at Celtic Park on 28 December.

The offending banner unfurled by Celtic fans

Celtic charged by Uefa over offensive banner

Celtic face their second UEFA disciplinary case in two months after being charged in relation to two offences during their Europa League game against Udinese in Italy.

Nikica Jelavic was playing on his own up front

Jelavic wakes Rangers from their slumber

Hibernian 0 Rangers 2

The Rangers winger Sone Aluko (left) is the latest player to experience the SFA's new disciplinary system, with his case to be heard today

Plan to save Scottish game is progressing, claims McLeish

Former First Minister says 2009 review has had an impact despite 'fear factor' north of the border

Henry McLeish hails 'significant progress'

Former First Minister Henry McLeish believes "significant progress" has been made in his attempts to improve Scottish Football.

Ally McCoist: 'My job here is to run a football team and hopefully put a winning team on the park'

Ally McCoist ignores off-field issues

Rangers manager Ally McCoist insists he will continue to ignore headlines regarding the club's off-field issues and focus instead on steering their Clydesdale Bank Premier League title campaign back on track.

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