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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Celts Are Here · Nov 29

‘Faith or Stupidity’ – Brown Singles Out Former Celtic Man

Scott Brown has told the Celtic View he has a massive amount of respect for former Celtic and Scotland manager Gordon Strachan when asked about influential people in his career.

Celts Are Here · Nov 29
Celts Are Here · Nov 18

Former £3.5Million Celtic Star Wants Parkhead Return

It’s been a while since you would have heard the name Jiri Jarosik uttered around Celtic Park.

Celts Are Here · Nov 18

Indian Summers – Dion Dublin

When Gordon Strachan took over as Celtic manager in the summer 0f 2005, there was no doubt that he would stamp his authority over team matters by getting rid of some of Martin O’Neill’s old guard...

Paddy McCourt with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was recently named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards...

How the devilishly talented Shunsuke Nakamura became a Celtic legend

Despite its relative success, it’s fair to say that Celtic fans don’t look back as fondly on Gordon Strachan’s stint as manager as they do on Martin O’Neill’s five-year tenure.

Former Celtic Boss Suggests Neil Lennon Attack was NOT Sectarian

Former Celtic and Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has weighed into the coin throwing debate and specifically the attack on Neil Lennon at Tynecastle.

The Scotsman · Nov 7

Gordon Strachan: Neil Lennon coin incident was not sectarian

Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan does not believe the coin thrown at Neil Lennon in last week’s Edinburgh derby was an act necessarily motivated by sectarianism...

The Scotsman · Nov 7

Gordon Strachan: Neil Lennon coin incident was not sectarian

Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan does not believe the coin thrown at Neil Lennon in last week’s Edinburgh derby was an act necessarily motivated by sectarianism...

Daily Record · Nov 4

Former Celtic boss Gordon Strachan linked with return to Southampton

Mark Hughes is under pressure after seven games without a win and Strachan is on the bookies’ list of potential replacements...

Daily Record · Nov 4
Celts Are Here · Oct 31

Celtic Flop Opens Up About Failed Parkhead Loan Deal

Not everyone will remember but during a transitional period at Celtic when Gordon Strachan first took over the reigns back in 2005, there was a lot of upheaval.

Celts Are Here · Oct 31
Talking Baws · Oct 30

Ex-Arsenal Striker Jeremie Aliadiere Explains Why He Lasted Just Two Months at Celtic

Ex-Arsenal striker Jeremie Aliadiere has explained exactly why his high profile move to Celtic never worked out, with the Frenchman revealing Gordon Strachan’s role in the botched deal...

Talking Baws · Oct 30
Celts Are Here · Oct 28

I Shouldn’t Have Signed For Celtic – Former Celt’s Parkhead Regret

You don’t get many people who will tell you they had some regret signing for Celtic but it appears that former defender Steven Pressley has regrets about his move to the club under Gordon Strachan...

Celts Are Here · Oct 28
The Dugout · Oct 19

Strachan says Celtic star Griffthis ‘hasn’t taken a huff’

Gordon Strachan doesn’t believe Griffiths has taken the ‘huff’ with McLeish – but concedes he can make “you question what is normal”.

The Dugout · Oct 19
Soccerlens · Oct 17

Gordon Strachan names which Celtic player is “quirky” and “first class”

originally posted on Sportslens.com Gordon Strachan says Leigh Griffiths is “quirky” and a “first class” player, and doesn’t believe he withdrew himself from international duty as a response to Alex McLeish favouring Steven Naismith over him in attack.

Soccerlens · Oct 17

Celtic V Hibs – High scoring game likely?

BTTS for the degenerates. You need to go back to 2010 for the last time a Hibs team left Celtic Park with three points.

Read Celtic · Oct 16

Former Celtic boss weighs in on Leigh Griffiths narrative

Leigh Griffiths has come under fire in recent weeks for issues ranging from his weight to his attitude, but ex-Celtic boss Gordon Strachan has leapt to the defence of the 28-year-old.

Read Celtic · Oct 16
Not The View · Nov 4

Happy Retirement Paddy McCourt

So happy retirement then to the Derry Pele, the man with the twinkle toes and the seemingly indestructible liver.

Not The View · Nov 4
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