Gordon Strachan

Gordon Strachan was born in Edinburgh on 9 February 1957 (age 63).

Gordon Strachan · Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

After a 16-month break, Strachan returned to management on 1 June 2005, when he succeeded Martin O’Neill as manager of Celtic. For 2005–06, his stated aim was to regain the SPL title from rivals Rangers. He had an embarrassing start to his campaign as Celtic manager, losing 5–0 to Slovakian champions Artmedia Bratislava on 27 July 2005 and three days later drawing 4–4 with Motherwell in his first SPL match in charge of the Glasgow club. The loss against Artmedia meant that Celtic suffered an early exit from European competition, despite winning the return match 4–0. After this disastrous start, Celtic started to improve under Strachan. A low-point was the shock defeat in the third round of the Scottish Cup to First Division Clyde on 8 January 2006. However, the following month his team made history when they beat Dunfermline Athletic 8–1, a record victory margin for the SPL at the time. Strachan’s first season was ultimately successful as he coached Celtic to victory in the Scottish League Cup and, on 5 April 2006, his side clinched the SPL title in record time and with six matches remaining. Reflecting this achievement, Strachan was voted ‘manager of the year’ by the Scottish Football Writers’ Association eight days later.

The Celtic Star · Mar 28

Shunsuke Nakamura’s Magic inspired Current Celtic Star to Make the Grade

As Celtic fans we’ve all got plenty to thank Shunsuke Nakamura for...

VideoCelts · Mar 26

‘It’s a thing of beauty’ Celtic fans revel in classic Robson v Dailly clash that turned a title race

Only a win would do for Gordon Strachan’s side, within 15 seconds of kick-off Barry Robson led with his right-arm into Christian Dailly and a message was instantly relayed...

The Celtic Star · Mar 25

Ex-Celtic Youngster Praises Gordon Strachan’s Champions League Gesture

Paul McGowan has claimed that former Celtic boss Gordon Strachan substituted him on in a Champions League match in order to give the player a bonus, days after the birth of his son...

VideoCelts · Mar 25

Former Celtic youth team player reveals touching Gordon Strachan story behind shock Champions League debut

He put me on, after I said it to my mum and dad ‘I think he just put me on just to put some money behind me...

Four Tims Pod · Mar 23

Strachan years part 1 – FTAP 58

In a throwback series the Bhoys look back to the 05/06 season when Gordon Strachan took over the role as Celtic manager following the O’neil years.

Celtic FC · Mar 19

On This Day: Celts honour Jinky with League Cup Final win

CELTIC won their first piece of silverware under Gordon Strachan 14 years ago today (March 19, 2006) when the Hoops defeated Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 at Hampden to win the League Cup on an afternoon that was dedicated to the Greatest Ever Celt, Jimmy Johnstone...

Open Goal · Mar 16

225: Si Ferry Meets. Ross Wallace | MON & Strachan at Celtic, Keane’s Sunderland, Burnley & Sheff Wed

St Mirren winger Ross Wallace joins us as our latest guest as he candidly chats with Si about the key moments from his career at Celtic, Sunderland, Burnley & Sheffield Wednesday...

Open Goal · Mar 16

Si Ferry Meets. Ross Wallace | MON & Strachan at Celtic, Keane’s Sunderland, Burnley & Sheff Wed

St Mirren winger Ross Wallace joins us as our latest guest as he candidly chats with Si about the key moments from his career at Celtic, Sunderland, Burnley & Sheffield Wednesday.

Perrier-Doumbe, the most unlikeliest of Celtic’s Scottish Cup Final heroes

JEAN-JOËL PERRIER-DOUMBE, won his place in Celtic’s history due to one kick go the ball at Hampden in May 2007...

67HailHail · Mar 1

Gordon Strachan uses Celtic’s win over St Johnstone to condemn plastic pitches

Continue reading “Gordon Strachan uses Celtic’s win over St Johnstone to condemn plastic pitches” on 67HailHail.

Larry Cafiero · Feb 26

One year later: In Neil we trust

There’s a part of the “Broony” DVD where Scott Brown talks about meeting Neil Lennon for the first time as Celts.

The Celtic Star · Feb 25

‘He Reminds Me Of Dennis Bergkamp’, Gordon Strachan

Gordon Strachan done a fine job as Celtic manager and knows all about winning titles.

67HailHail · Feb 25

Gordon Strachan on difference between his Celtic team and current side

Continue reading “Gordon Strachan on difference between his Celtic team and current side” on 67HailHail.

67HailHail · Feb 25

Gordon Strachan compliments Neil Lennon for Celtic change

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Daily Record · Feb 25

Odsonne Edouard and the brave Celtic rethink that’s fired striker to Dennis Bergkamp levels

Gordon Strachan has tipped his cap to Neil Lennon for the tactical shake-up that’s proven pivotal in the title race...

Celts Are Here · Feb 25

‘Gestures’, ‘Statements’ and ‘Mysterious Translations’ – Former Celtic Boss Makes Ibrox Title Claim

Gordon Strachan has floated his theory out there about why Celtic have charged on in the title race while the Ibrox club are throwing points away in a weekly basis.

VideoCelts · Feb 25

Gordon Strachan and the Daily Record repeat Michael Stewart claims about ‘media nonsense’ over Ibrox

I’m just trying to come up with a reason for what’s happened – but could it be that all the nonsense in the media has affected the Rangers players more than Celtic’s...

Daily Record · Feb 25

Gordon Strachan reveals the ultimate Celtic management bluff as he lifts lid on his go-to confidence trick

The former Hoops boss knows all about putting a brace face on it as the title pressure cooker boils over...

Daily Record · Feb 24

Gordon Strachan suspects Rangers torpedoed their own title hopes with off the field ‘madness’

The former Celtic boss thinks the storm of public eye controversies have sidetracked Steven Gerrard’s side...

The Celtic Star · Feb 11

‘Our jaws hit the floor,’ SmarterScout’s stunning Edouard/Aguero stats that’s got Man City interested in Celtic Star

Odsonne Edouard. There have been a few lofty comparisons made of late when it comes to January’s player of the month...

The Celtic Star · Feb 11

He’s very quick, extremely good one-on-one, needs to improve his finishing – Zurawski on Klimala

MACIEJ ZURAWSKI was Celtic’s last Polish striker and he’s been giving his thoughts on how Patryk Klimala will follow successfully in his own footsteps wearing the famous green and white Hoops...

Herald Scotland · Feb 10

Maciej Zurawski on what Patryk Klimala has to do to succeed at Celtic

MACIEJ ZURAWSKI may not go down as one of the great Celtic strikers, but the 20 goals he plundered in his first season at the club played a vital part in Gordon Strachan’s side securing a league and League Cup double...

A Birthday Bhoy Treble

It was a day of celebration for Celtic today. Whilst the team scored three goals against Clyde at Broadwood, there were also three birthdays to mark – former manager Gordon Strachan, former defender Johan Mjallby and current midfield Olivier Ntcham...

Clyde 0 Celtic 3: Wind, Rain and Shine As Holders Storm On

CLYDE 0 CELTIC 3 THE spectre of an embarrassing Scottish Cup exit at Broadwood 14 years ago was left blowing in the wind as the holders made no mistake on this occasion...

‘Welcome to Hell’, Keane Recalls Celtic Debut

Roy Keane joined Celtic following an acrimonious split with Manchester United and was announced as a Celtic player in December 2005...

Lenny’s Clyde Revelations

NEIL LENNON admits Celtic players were “all in a bit of shock” the last time he visited Broadwood, venue for tomorrow’s Scottish Cup encounter against Clyde...

Read Celtic · Feb 6

Former Celtic boss compares Hoops ace to Arsenal hero who scored one of the greatest PL goals of all time

Gordon Strachan has joined in with comparing Odsonne Edouard to former professional strikers, by suggesting the Frenchman is as good as Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp...

HITC · Feb 6

Strachan has made quite a claim about Celtic player Rodgers described as ‘incredible’

Odsonne Edouard has been compared to Denis Bergkamp by Gordon Strachan...

67HailHail · Feb 5

Michael Stewart says Celtic star would walk into Manchester United side; Strachan backs him up

Pundits Michael Stewart and Gordon Strachan have lauded Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard tonight, suggesting live on BT Sport 2 (05/02 match coverage, 19:40) that he would easily get a game at Manchester United.

Celts Are Here · Jan 26

‘They will Destroy You’ – Former Celtic Manager Calls Out Media, Recalls Police Incident

GORDON STRACHAN shamed the media and police in this country as he tore into the environment Scottish football has allowed itself to become...

Daily Record · Jan 25

The chilling crowd threats former Celtic boss Gordon Strachan got at Tynecastle revealed

The former Hoops boss took his concerns to a policeman but was told to concentrate on the game...

BBC · Jan 23

Superior depth gives Celtic edge in title race – Strachan

Celtic’s superior squad depth may give them the “advantage” over Rangers in the Scottish Premiership title race, believes former boss Gordon Strachan...

BBC Sportsound · Jan 23

Sportsound Podcast: 23 Jan 20

Former Scotland manager Gordon Strachan talks about his life in football plus John Hartson on the title race at the top of the Scottish Premiership...

Celts Are Here · Jan 21

Celtic Players Wind Up Neil Lennon Over Result

Callum McGregor has told CelticTV there might be a wind up between the players and Neil Lennon in the run up to the Clyde game with the bhoys making note of the upset the Celtic manager suffered as a player.

Patryk Can Be ‘Golden Bhoy’

PATRYK KLIMALA, who is poised to confirm his £3.5million switch to Celtic, is part of a Polish ‘Golden Generation’.

67HailHail · Jan 11

‘It is a risk’ – former Celtic hero delivers verdict on reported Hoops transfer target

Celtic striker Maciej Zurawski was one of the stars of the mid 2000s Hoops side under Gordon Strachan which achieved success at both home and in Europe...

Read Celtic · Jan 1

“Celtic need to improve” – Strachan fires warning at Lennon as he identifies player Hoops should sign in January

Gordon Strachan believes Celtic will be looking at signing a “target man” in January as Neil Lennon looks to strengthen with a player who can offer something different up front.

The Celtic Bhoys · Dec 30, 2019

Former Celtic boss reveals who they must sign in January

Former Celtic boss, Gordon Strachan, has revealed what Neil Lennon must look for in the transfer market to stop this Rangers title charge.

The Celtic Star · Dec 30, 2019

Gordon Strachan tells Celtic to sign a target man in January

Yesterday’s defeat at Parkhead at the hands of the Rangers will be a bitter pill to swallow for the Hoops.

Daily Record · Dec 30, 2019

Gordon Strachan dissects Rangers’ Liverpool blueprint as he highlights transfer conundrum

The former Celtic boss has pointed to the influence of Jurgen Klopp’s side on Ibrox gaffer Steven Gerrard...

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 29, 2019

Why it is folly to ignore the swinging pendulum

A decade ago Celtic were on top of the league. However, the manager Gordon Strachan asked for reinforcements and identified Steven Fletcher of Hibernian as the player he needed to bolster the attack...

Read Celtic · Dec 20, 2019

Strachan reveals why he believes Neil Lennon has “three great players” at his disposal

Gordon Strachan has hailed three Celtic players following the midweek victory over Hearts.

67HailHail · Dec 19, 2019

BT Sport pundit hails Celtic star for action that ‘a lot of people wouldn’t have done’

Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan has hailed Ryan Christie for the way he’s persevered with his Hoops career and emerged as a star player, speaking on BT Sport (18/12 live match coverage, 21:45)...

The Celtic Star · Dec 19, 2019

Gordon Strachan hails Celtic trio after win vs Hearts

Celtic’s attacking trio of Odsonne Edouard, Ryan Christie and James Forrest have been in brilliant form this season.

67HailHail · Dec 18, 2019

“You don’t practice that” – Strachan in awe of Celtic trio after piece of Tynecastle magic

Gordon Strachan has heaped the praise on the Celtic front three of James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Christie who helped to unlock the door at Tynecastle as we strolled to a 2-0 win.

Read Celtic · Dec 13, 2019

“They’ll have a real chance” – Former Celtic boss identifies what Rangers must do to challenge Hoops for the title

Gordon Strachan believes Alfredo Morelos is the key to Rangers’ title challenge as he opens up about January plans for the two Glasgow rivals.

Read Celtic · Dec 13, 2019

Strachan on why Celtic are set for a “big” January transfer window

Gordon Strachan believes Celtic will be set for a “big” January transfer window as they look to strengthen in their push for a fourth consecutive domestic treble...

Read Celtic · Dec 9, 2019

Former Celtic manager makes Beckham comparison as he lavishes praise on “top” Hoops player

Former Celtic boss Gordon Strachan has hailed Ryan Christie’s assist for Christopher Jullien’s winning goal as David Beckham-esque.

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