Hearts/Hibs round-up: Rod Petrie| Callum Paterson

Rod Petrie. Picture: SN. Mike Riley, below
Rod Petrie. Picture: SN. Mike Riley, below
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A full round-up of the Hearts/Hibs news making the headlines this morning, as well as stories from the rest of Scotland and beyond.

Petrie moves over

Hibs chairman Rod Petrie is to step aside as chief executive after headhunting Motherwell supremo Leeann Dempster to take over.

Petrie will remain as chairman, while Dempster is set to take over at the end of next month. (Full story in Edinburgh Evening News)

No move for Callum

Callum Paterson won’t be moved up front, despite scoring twice against Hibs at the weekend.

Gary Locke says he has no plans to return him to strike duty. (Sun)

Hibs players to blame

Hibs’ under performing players are to blame for the club’s current poor fortunes, not Terry Butcher, according to Aberdeen winger Johnny Hayes.

Hayes credits Butcher with saving his career and says if the club sink to the Championship it will be in spite of the manager’s efforts. (Daily Express)

Price drop

Hibs have dropped prices and are even offering free tickets for the final season game in what could end up being a relegation battle with Kilmarnock.

A spokesman said: “We try to encourage as many Hibs supporters as possible to attend fixtures. (Daily Record)

In brief:

• Former Rangers director Dave King believes Police Scotland’s enquiries into comments made by Ibrox chief executive Graham Wallace should extend to the rest of the club’s board.

• Jose Mourinho has contested a Football Association misconduct charge relating to his sarcastic post-match comments following the Premier League loss to Sunderland.

• Deco believes the 2014 Champions League is heading towards an ideal climax for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

• Former Rangers director Dave King believes Police Scotland’s enquiries into comments made by Ibrox chief executive Graham Wallace should extend to the rest of the club’s board.

• Barcelona defender Dani Alves sparked an ingenious social media campaign against racism in football as support flooded in from fellow professionals for his decision to eat at banana thrown at him by an opposition fan.

• Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has hailed the club’s fans as the best in the world - even though most of the 2,000 who saw them lose at Arsenal on Monday night spent the evening calling for his head.

• Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has thrown his support behind interim manager Ryan Giggs and claimed the Welshman could be the next Pep Guardiola.

• Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has hailed Luis Suarez as ‘magical’ after the striker was awarded the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Player of the Year award on Sunday night.