The Scottish FA will hold talks with Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill with a view to him becoming the new Scotland manager. The 48-year-old has been the SFA's preferred candidate since Gordon Strachan's departure in October. Negotiations have been ongoing between the governing body and O'Neill's representatives for some time. But after a compensation package was agreed with the Irish FA, face to face talks are now likely next week.
BBC Scotland's senior football reporter, Chris McLaughlin, analyses a talking point from the weekend's action, asking what's behind the words. Spare a thought this Christmas for someone who, in the past few months, has found his role within the Scottish game completely and utterly redundant. A man with no purpose - a character stripped of his meaning by the cruel hand of success. As you raise a glass and hold family near, spare a thought for the ranting Kilmarnock fan this festive season.
Rangers chairman Dave King is to appeal against a Court of Session ruling ordering him to make a share offer totalling around £11m. Lord Bannatyne ruled in favour of the Takeover Panel that King acted in concert with other shareholders when he bought a controlling stage in 2015. King was ordered to offer investors 20p per share for the share capital not controlled by him and three partners. He now intends to challenge that ruling, though.
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Selecting a term
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