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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67HailHail · Oct 15

The one word response Gordon Strachan gave former Celtic man following loan request

Former Celtic defender Paul Caddis has opened up on the time he asked Gordon Strachan for a loan move away from the club.

67HailHail · Oct 15

Si Ferry Meets. Paul Caddis | Celtic Upbringing, Start v Barca, Di Canio & Keeping Birmingham Up

Si’s former teammate, Paul Caddis sits down with us this week as they look back on some of the highlights and funniest moments from the full backs career so far.

Evening Times · Oct 14

Paul Caddis tells of hilarious moment Gravesen interrupted first-team training after being banished to reserves

Paul Caddis has told of the hilarious moment Tommy Gravesen interrupted Celtic’s first-team training with a traffic cone after being banished by Gordon Strachan to the reserves...

Evening Times · Oct 14
Celts Are Here · Oct 10

Kenny Miller Makes Honest and Surprising Celtic Admission

KENNY MILLER has opened up about his move to Celtic back in the day under Gordon Strachan and his thinking at the time.

Celts Are Here · Oct 10
67HailHail · Oct 9

“Battle of the titans” – Famous Celtic bust-up comes to light

Former Celtic midfielder Si Ferry has recalled a training ground bust-up between Stiliyan Petrov and Evander Sno a number of years ago.

67HailHail · Oct 9
Herald Scotland · Sep 13

Scotland paying price for sacking Gordon Strachan, says Celtic manager Neil Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes the Scotland national team have been held back by the timing of Gordon Strachan’s sacking by the SFA...

Herald Scotland · Sep 13
Evening Times · Sep 13

Scotland paying price for sacking Gordon Strachan, says Celtic manager Neil Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes the Scotland national team have been held back by the timing of Gordon Strachan’s sacking by the SFA...

Evening Times · Sep 13
Scotzine · Sep 13

Brown ‘No’ to National Service

SCOTT BROWN has admitted there is NO chance of him making a Scotland international comeback.

Scotzine · Sep 13

Si Ferry Meets. Craig Beattie | Martin O’Neill, Celtic Days, Hearts Cup Hero, Swansea, Travels

This week Simon is joined by former Celtic, Hearts, West Brom, Swansea & Scotland striker, Craig Beattie as he talks through his career which involves stories with the likes of Edgar Davids, Gordon Strachan, Martin O’Neill, Tommy Gravesen and Brendan Rodgers...

Open Goal · Aug 26

Si Ferry Meets. Craig Beattie | Martin O’Neill, Celtic Days, Hearts Cup Hero, Swansea, Travels

This week Simon is joined by former Celtic, Hearts, West Brom, Swansea & Scotland striker, Craig Beattie as he talks through his career which involves stories with the likes of Edgar Davids, Gordon Strachan, Martin O’Neill, Tommy Gravesen and Brendan Rodgers...

Open Goal · Aug 26
Herald Scotland · Aug 25

Big Interview: Neil Lennon on his wingers, the rise of Mikey Johnston and the fate of Scott Sinclair

IT was a Celtic Park evening game during the Gordon Strachan era when Neil Lennon made some long-forgotten and tragically ignored piece of personal history...

Herald Scotland · Aug 25
Evening Times · Aug 25

Big Interview: Neil Lennon on his wingers, the rise of Mikey Johnston and the fate of Scott Sinclair

IT was a Celtic Park evening game during the Gordon Strachan era when Neil Lennon made some long-forgotten and tragically ignored piece of personal history...

Evening Times · Aug 25
The Celtic Star · Aug 14

Strachan on Celtic fans, ie ‘baying hordes’ v PLC Board ‘baying hoards’

FORMER CELTIC manager Gordon Strachan has come to the defence of the current Hoops boss after the hugely disappointing, costly and frankly embarrassing Champions League qualifying exit against Romanian Champions Cluj last night...

The Celtic Star · Aug 14
The Dugout · Aug 14

Gordon Strachan says Celtic don’t have to change much despite European exit

Former Celtic gaffer, Gordon Strachan, says Neil Lennon is the man to lead the Celts and that they don’t require too much tweaking.

The Dugout · Aug 14
Inside Futbol · Aug 14

Don’t Listen To Internet Moaners – Former Celtic Boss Says Bhoys Don’t Need To Spend

Gordon Strachan does not believe Celtic need to be pushed into making signings after their Champions League exit...

Inside Futbol · Aug 14
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