YOU might have already heard but for those who have been living under a rock for the past 24 hours, we have some good news for you: Steve Clarke is the new Scotland manager. The 55-year-old has agreed a three-year deal with the Scottish FA to take charge of the national team.

Kilmarnock goalkeeping coach Billy Thomson, the former St Mirren, Dundee United, Motherwell, Rangers and Scotland player, has given a revealing first-hand account of how Clarke turned things around at Kilmarnock - and thinks he knows how Clarke can do the same for Scotland.

And Thomson described Clarke as the best manager he has ever worked with in football and ranks him a better coach than the likes of Jim McLean, Jock Stein, Dick Advocaat and Walter Smith.

Celtic are interested in bringing West Bromwich Albion midfielder Rekeem Harper to the club this summer, according to the Daily Record.

Elsewhere, the Scottish Sun is reporting that Aberdeen could be set for a multi-million-pound windfall due to a sell-on clause inserted in Ryan Fraser’s contract, who is expected to leave Bournemouth this summer in a £30 million deal.

Kilmarnock captain Gary Dicker has paid tribute to his former boss, and revealed the secret of his success in Ayrshire. “Steve Clarke simplifies ­everything,” said Dicker. “He’s not a ranter or a raver, though he can have a go at you. But it is just in the way he organises things.”

Matthew Lindsay reckons the SFA have got the right man for the job in Clarke, and has taken a look at how the former Killie boss can plot a route to Euro 2020.

John Hartson has called for Clarke to build his Scotland side around Celtic’s players, arguing that: “They are winners and the Scottish team could do with some wins.”

And the former Celtic striker is excited by the prospect of Karamoko Dembele after the 16-year-old’s debut against Hearts at the weekend, and expects to see more of the youngster next season. “I can see him playing more first-team games next season,” said Hartson. “Lenny didn’t put him on as a gimmick. He deserved to be there.”

Hartson’s old team-mate Stilyan Petrov has urged the Celtic board to act quickly to appoint their new manager, with the Champions League qualifiers already looming. Petrov said: “I think they have to make a quick decision. That will show they have a clear plan and that they know what they are going to do.”

And Lisbon Lion Jim Craig thinks that the new Celtic manager must make Europe a priority - and backed Neil Lennon to do just that if he lands the job permanently. “A criticism you could have of this team is that, in European terms, they have been disappointing,” admitted Craig. “That has to change. That is the thing this manager, whoever it is, whoever comes in, has to do. He has to enjoy success in Europe.”

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reckons has he restored some belief and positivity at Ibrox after walking into a 'broken' club last summer. “If you look where this club was and the reason I got the job, it was on the floor and it was broken and it as fractured. Now, there is some belief and there is some positivity around,” said Gerrard.

In rugby, Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie reckons having eight days to prepare for Saturday’s clash with Munster is the ideal preparation for his side. Rennie said: “The boys have shown up today and with the extra day they’re in really good nick. We’re not going to over-train, so Monday’s normally about a review, recovery and clarity and we’ve got through all that.”

And Lisbon Lion Jim Craig thinks that Leinster’s Leo Cullen’s remark that Celtic supporters should favour Leinster because of the club’s Irish background over-stepped the mark. “It’s nonsense, like a lot of things like that, but you’ve got to put up with it,” said Craig.

And in golf, Nick Rodger reckons it’s about time Brooks Koepka was afforded more recognition than he’s received after sealing the US PGA Championship on Sunday.

And Inverness midfielder Joe Chalmers has completed a move to Highland rivals Ross County, report the Press and Journal.