Gordon Strachan

Gordon Strachan was born in Edinburgh on 9 February 1957 (age 62).

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.

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BBC · 11h

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...

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.

Evening Times · Dec 9, 2019

Why Celtic’s Betfred Cup win will have no bearing on the Ladbrokes Premiership title race

Gordon Strachan, fiery red head that he is, was always a pretty animated presence on the touchline during his days as a manager...

Herald Scotland · Dec 9, 2019

Why Celtic’s Betfred Cup win will have no bearing on the Ladbrokes Premiership title race

Gordon Strachan, fiery red head that he is, was always a pretty animated presence on the touchline during his days as a manager...

Celtic Quick News · Dec 7, 2019

Strachan’s Three Words to Cup Final Hero

DARREN O’DEA, Celtic’s League Cup-winning hero a decade ago, has recalled the three words from Gordon Strachan before his historic goal against Rangers.

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