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Coach Chervenkov back at Hearts

Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov
Romanov has brought Chervenkov back to Edinburgh

Former Hearts coach Angel Chervenkov has returned to the club to assist with first team training.

The Bulgarian left Tynecastle earlier this year but has been brought back by majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov while the club searches for a new boss.

Chervenkov, who has previously managed FBK Kaunas and CSKA Sofia, will assist sporting director Anatoly Korobochka.

However, it is understood that Cher ... Read more »

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SPL chief executive Lex Gold
Gold believes a second tier of the SPL is viable

Chief executive Lex Gold says he is confident proposals for a second tier of the SPL will be green lit.

Several Scottish Football League clubs, including Dundee, Livingston and St Johnstone, tried but failed to set up an SPL2 last year.

However, an arbitration panel is still to report its findings on the proposal.

Gold said: "I am pretty confident we will win, but that's not knowledge, that's on the basis that we believe our view on the po ... Read more »

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Derek Soutar in action for former club Aberdeen
Soutar made 16 appearances for Aberdeen last season

Former Aberdeen goalkeeper Derek Soutar hopes to finalise a move to English football in the next few weeks.

Soutar, who left the Dons at the end of the season, is attracting interest from a Championship side along with four other clubs in Leagues One and Two.

The 26-year-old has previously played for Dundee, Brechin and Alloa.

"My agent has been talking to five different teams in England and I'll be happy with any of ... Read more »
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Paul Quinn [Pic: Spindrift]
Quinn boasted to friends about what he had done

A Scottish Premier League footballer has been ordered to complete 150 hours of community service for attacking a man at a team-mate's birthday party.

Motherwell FC captain Paul Quinn, 22, was earlier convicted at Glasgow Sheriff Court of assaulting Andrew Smith at a nightclub in the city.

The court heard Quinn punched Mr Smith, 22, to the ground and knocked him unconscious in August 2007.

He is likely to be heavily fined by the club, the court h ... Read more »

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Celtic striker Derek Riordan
Riordan has struggled to break into the Celtic first-team

Celtic striker Derek Riordan could seal a move to Championship side Burnley before the end of the week.

Burnley boss Owen Coyle failed with a £400,000 bid for the former Hibernian player in January and is keen to capture the 25-year-old this summer.

No new bid has been made but an agreement could be reached before Celtic begin pre-season training.

Riordan has made a total of 32 appearances since joining Cel ... Read more »

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Rangers manager Walter Smith
Smith says that playing at Ibrox first bodes well for Rangers

Rangers manager Walter Smith is hoping a home draw in the first leg of their Champions League second round qualifier is an "omen" for more European glory

Smith's side will face Andorra's Santa Coloma or Lithuanian champions FBK Kaunas, with the first leg at Ibrox.

"In the knockout parts of the Champions League last season and then in the Uefa Cup, we were at home first in every one," Smith told the club's website. ... Read more »

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