THE Scottish FA board are meeting today to discuss Alex McLeish’s future, with the 60-year-old expected to be relieved of his duties. Neil Cameron thinks there are two issues that must be addressed; why was he appointed in the first place, and will the selection process change?

Former SFA chief George Peat reckons that Scottish football’s governing body made a mess of McLeish’s appointment, nad has described the process as “amateurish” and “messy”. Peat said: “Telling the whole world that they wanted Michael O’Neill was an amateurish way of doing things to put it mildly.”

And Peat is worried that Scotland may never qualify for a major tournament again if they don’t make it to Euro 2020. “If we can’t qualify this time then I can’t see us ever qualifying,” said Peat.

But Peat has insisted that the SFA’s structure does not need radically overhauled for Scotland to end their agonising wait to reach the finals of a major tournament. “At the end of the day, who becomes the vice-president or the president is voted on by the clubs,” he said.

Rangers could theoretically appeal the decision by Kilmarnock to cut their ticket allocation in half for the final league game of the season, but HeraldSport understands that the SPFL board would be unlikely to rule in their favour if they do so.

Ex-Rangers striker Andy Little insists that Rangers have improved this season under Steven Gerrard - but they’re still some way short of fulfilling their potential. “The season generally was so close, but when it mattered something just didn’t click and the players didn’t find the right answers at the time,” Little said.

Chris Jack has taken a look at Rangers’ on-loan fringe players to see how they’ve been getting on at their respective clubs. Chris reckons there are three players who could be in contention for a place in the Rangers first team next season.

Former Rangers winger Dale Gordon thinks that David Moyes is the perfect candidate to take over at Celtic for next season. Gordon said: “I just think he needs this now – a chance to kick-start his career again. Celtic, of course, are a huge football club but he knows that as much as anyone. I think he would jump at it.”

Timothy Weah, meanwhile, has revealed he’d like to play a part in next month’s Scottish Cup final for Celtic - despite the under-20s World Cup looming. “I feel like [the treble Treble] is an honour because it’s never been done,” said Weah. “To be a part of the team that does it would be amazing.”

Hibernian’s Steven Whittaker has admitted that he plans to prevent friend Scott Brown and Celtic from enjoying an Easter Road title party on Sunday. Whittaker said: “Obviously you don’t want to see them winning it on your pitch, but regardless of how things are it won’t change our game plan in any way.”

Motherwell chief executive Alan Burrows has defended his decision not to offer a long-term contract to Rangers target Jake Hastie. “Fans want to know why Jake and the other promising youngsters aren’t tied down until 2024 but we’re just protecting the club because, apart from anything else, not all of them will make it,” Burrows explained.

Hearts striker Steven MacLean says he would love to win the Scottish Cup at Hampden - something he feels he has never properly done, despite being the owner of two winners’ medals. “I went up for my medal, but I feel like a bit of a fraud if I haven’t played,” admitted MacLean. “That’s maybe harsh, but you know what I mean.”

Ahead of Saturday’s relegation six-pointer, Partick Thistle striker Scott McDonald has urged his team-mates to ‘play the game and not the occasion’. “This is a chance for us to win three points and you can’t allow the game to mean any more than that,” said the 35-year-old.

In rugby, Glasgow Warriors’ Ruaridh Jackson has admitted that even he has been surprised with his successful return to the club. Jackson said: "Retirement is near – though hopefully not for a good couple of years yet – but it is something that will drive me on to hopefully get a league title and push on in Europe.”

In golf, David Law has revealed that he has only recently begun to truly appreciate Tiger Woods’ brilliance. “I turned more into a Tiger man in the last few years,” said Law. “I don’t think I appreciated how amazing he was when I was younger.”

And in swimming, Ross Murdoch says he is frustrated at finishing in second place in the final of the 50 metres backstroke behind Adam Peaty. “Top two is good but I want personal bests,” he declared. “I’ve been stagnant for a couple of years. But I feel like it’s coming.”

Elsewhere, the Scottish Sun are reporting that former Bayern Munich defender Willy Sagnol is interested in the Celtic job and will put his name forward in the summer.

Hamburg defender David Bates has opened up to the Daily Record about the differences between playing in Scotland and Germany.

And former Aberdeen striker Darren Mackie has told the Press and Journal that European football is ‘vital’ to the Pittodrie club.