Football Talk: Kenny Shiels has piles, Lennon quit threat, Murphy to 'Gers

Come in and sit down, if you can, with Monday's football headlines, best reads and video.

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels.
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Once upon a time, Vincent Lunny couldn't go a day without being in the headlines.

The Scottish FA compliance officer has been enjoying time out of the limelight of late, a much needed rest, you would say.

Manuel Pascali, Darren Randolph and Kenny Shiels endeavoured to end that at the weekend.

Particularly the Kilmarnock manager who, suffering from a literal pain in the backside at the moment, is determined to be as big a one to Lunny as possible.

Unhappy at his captain's dismissal in the weekend defeat to St Johnstone, Shiels laid into the fourth official's influence in the red card.

It was an unhappy weekend for Neil Lennon too, who offered to quit Celtic if fans wanted him to go. This after yet more points dropped after European ties, this time in defeat to Inverness CT.

Neil Lennon left angry after confrontation with Celtic fans
The Hoops boss says he will quit if supporters aren’t happy with him.

Blame us not boss, says Efe Ambrose
The Hoops manager sensationally offered to quit after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Caley Thistle. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic's Euro rivals Spartak Moscow sack Unai Emery after poor results
Russians fire Spanish boss following humilating 5-1 home defeat to rivals Dynamo Moscow.

Hearts supporters group set for crunch buyout talks with Tynecastle directors
Jambos supporters will meet Sergejus Fedotovas in the next couple of weeks over their bid to buy Vladimir Romanov's stake in their club. (Daily Record)

Kenny Shiels piles on the pressure on officials
The Kilmarnock boss suffering from piles but the biggest pain in the backside for Kenny Shiels is Scotland’s referees. (Daily Record)

SPL striker keen on switch to Rangers
The Evening Times claims Motherwell's Jamie Murphy would consider a switch to Ibrox in the summer.

SFL chief David Longmuir promises investigation into Elgin City call off
SFL chief David Longmuir has promised to investigate fully the circumstances that led to Elgin City's game with Rangers to be called off.

Japanese sports writer travels 6000 miles for Rangers match that never was
Daisuke Nakajima, writer for Footballista, travelled from Japan for the game at Borough Briggs. (Evening Times)

Some lengthier reading for your Monday morning.

Tom English: Blogged down by its own hubris
The RangersTaxCase blog began as a beacon of truth but ended up losing sight of its principles. (Scotland on Sunday)

You've read the text, now enjoy the moving pictures.

The SPL Goal Rush: Enjoy every goal from the weekend's action
Catch all 12 goals from week 15 of the Scottish Premier League.

Steven Hammell takes on Keith Lasley at the SPL's version of Top Trumps

For Lukas Podolski, see George Graham

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