Gordon Strachan

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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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Scotzine · Jun 30

Strachan Heads Back to Dens

GORDON STRACHAN has agreed to become technical director with Dundee, as Scotzine reported back on May 22.

Scotzine · Jun 30

The Broony Files: Part One: Welcome to Celtic

SCOTT BROWN agreed a £4.4million switch from Hibs to Celtic in May 2007 and former boss Gordon Strachan promised the Hoops fans “something special” from the player who had just inspired the highest-ever fee between Scottish clubs.

Massimo Donati Gives His Verdict on Celtic’s Neil Lennon Appointment

Former Celtic midfielder and now Celtic fan Massimo Donati has hailed Neil Lennon’s permanent appointment as perfect as the bhoys look to bag ten in a row over the next couple of years...

67HailHail · May 30

Are Celtic missing a trick as former boss closes in on next move?

Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan is said to be close to agreeing a deal to join Dundee.

67HailHail · May 30

Whatever happens today, we live in treasured times

On this day, ten years ago, Gordon Strachan officially resigned from his post as Celtic manager.

Evening Times · May 23

How Brendan Rodgers, Martin O’Neill and Gordon Strachan are aiding Neil Lennon’s treble treble bid

NEIL Lennon has amassed a wealth of experience as a manager since he first stepped into the dugout at Celtic nine years ago and enjoyed a fair degree of success to boot...

Evening Times · May 23
Herald Scotland · May 23

How Brendan Rodgers, Martin O’Neill and Gordon Strachan are aiding Neil Lennon’s treble treble bid

NEIL Lennon has amassed a wealth of experience as a manager since he first stepped into the dugout at Celtic nine years ago and enjoyed a fair degree of success to boot...

Herald Scotland · May 23
Scotzine · May 22

Shock Return for Strachan?

FORMER Celtic and Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has been linked with a sensational return to the game with Premiership fall guys Dundee.

Scotzine · May 22
67HailHail · May 22

Former Celtic manager linked with a shock move back to Scotland

Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan has been linked with a shock move back to Scotland with Dundee.

67HailHail · May 22
67HailHail · May 14

Ones that got away: The £12million man who pleaded for Celtic move

The story surrounding Steven Fletcher and his potential move to Celtic is a well documented one.

67HailHail · May 14
The Sun · May 11

Gordon Strachan admits ‘I’ve been depressed’ after being sacked for Adam Johnson comments

GORDON STRACHAN says he has suffered from depression since the Adam Johnson row that saw him axed from TV and radio.

The Sun · May 11
VideoCelts · May 2

Aberdeen’s special tribute to Billy McNeill

Prior to joining Celtic as manager in 1978 McNeill spent a very successful year in charge at Pittodrie where he laid the foundations for the success enjoyed by Alex Ferguson with Steve Archibald and Gordon Strachan among his signings...

VideoCelts · May 2
67HailHail · Apr 24

‘Absolutely brilliant’ – former Celtic boss pays fulsome tribute to club icon

Former Celtic boss Gordon Strachan has paid tribute to the late Hoops captain and manager Billy McNeill, who passed away on Tuesday.

67HailHail · Apr 24
Daily Record · Apr 23

‘Billy McNeill changed my life’ Ex-Celtic boss Gordon Strachan reveals he felt he let Cesar down

Strachan was signed by McNeill during his year at Aberdeen and admits he wouldn’t have had such a good career without him...

Daily Record · Apr 23
Herald Scotland · Apr 22

Neil Lennon keen to restore Celtic set piece threat after champions elect draw a blank once again

WHEN Neil Lennon was a player at Celtic under both Martin O’Neill and Gordon Strachan he always had team mates who would strike fear into defences whenever the Parkhead club won a free-kick near the opposition area or were awarded a corner...

Herald Scotland · Apr 22
Celts Are Here · Apr 20

Dion Dublin Gives His Verdict on Next Full Time Celtic Manager During Live Broadcast

DION DUBLIN only had a short stint in Glasgow under Gordon Strachan back in the day but the former striker still speaks fondly of his time up north.

Celts Are Here · Apr 20
The Sun · Apr 7

Gordon Strachan AXED by Sky Sports after ex-Celtic and Scotland boss compared treatment of paedo Adam Johnson to racism

GORDON STRACHAN has been binned by Sky Sports after he sparked a furious backlash by comparing the treatment of paedo footballer Adam Johnson to racism towards black players.

The Sun · Apr 7
Daily Record · Apr 7

Gordon Strachan ‘facing axe’ from Sky over controversial Adam Johnson comments

The former Celtic and Scotland boss will meet with the broadcaster after making the comparison between the shamed winger and black players who suffer abuse...

Daily Record · Apr 7
The Celtic Star · Jul 11

Old Bhoys Find New Clubs

Celt has also found a new club today, Shunshuke Nakamura has joined new Japanese side Yokohama FC at the age of 41 years old.

The Celtic Star · Jul 11
Evening Times · Apr 10

Neil Cameron: What Gordon Strachan said was appalling – everyone should realise that

ONE thing about being a black person, which I am not but I think I’m right to say it, is that it’s definitely not against the law...

Evening Times · Apr 10
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