Gordon Strachan

Gordon Strachan was born in Edinburgh on 9 February 1957 (age 65).

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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Exclusive One to One with Gordon Strachan
The Football Show · Dec 20, 2021

Exclusive One to One with Gordon Strachan

Exclusive: One to One with Gordon Strachan
The Football Show · Dec 20, 2021

Exclusive: One to One with Gordon Strachan

A Celtic State of Mind’s Bulletin – What will return of Gordon Strachan bring to Celtic’s rebuild?
A State of Mind · Aug 11, 2021

A Celtic State of Mind’s Bulletin – What will return of Gordon Strachan bring to Celtic’s rebuild?

What will return of Gordon Strachan bring to Celtic’s rebuild? // The ACSOM Bulletin
A State of Mind · Aug 11, 2021

What will return of Gordon Strachan bring to Celtic’s rebuild? // The ACSOM Bulletin

Gordon strachan STUNNING celtic 3 month advisory return reports say
Irish Mick · Aug 10, 2021

Gordon strachan STUNNING celtic 3 month advisory return reports say

Gordon Strachan outlines where he believes Celtic need to strengthen in the transfer market
Premier Sports · Jul 24, 2021

Gordon Strachan outlines where he believes Celtic need to strengthen in the transfer market

Paddy McCourt | The Celtic years | Strachan, Aiden McGeady and Rangers rivalry
The Call with Enda Coll · Jun 26, 2021

Paddy McCourt | The Celtic years | Strachan, Aiden McGeady and Rangers rivalry

Celtic SOURCES DENY gordon strachan director of football links
Irish Mick · Jun 20, 2021

Celtic SOURCES DENY gordon strachan director of football links

Gordon Strachan shares his thoughts after Celtic’s Scottish Cup loss to Rangers
Premier Sports · Apr 18, 2021

Gordon Strachan shares his thoughts after Celtic’s Scottish Cup loss to Rangers

Ally McCoist & Gordon Strachan on Rangers v Celtic experiences
Premier Sports · Apr 18, 2021

Ally McCoist & Gordon Strachan on Rangers v Celtic experiences

Gordon Strachan tries to keep hood up to hide haircut for Celtic v Falkirk analysis
Premier Sports · Apr 3, 2021

Gordon Strachan tries to keep hood up to hide haircut for Celtic v Falkirk analysis

Would Eddie Howe be the right man for the Celtic job? Gordon Strachan and Alan Stubbs weigh in
Premier Sports · Apr 3, 2021

Would Eddie Howe be the right man for the Celtic job? Gordon Strachan and Alan Stubbs weigh in

Screamacelica // ACSOM // Gordon Strachan // A Celtic State of Mind // Edgar Summertyme Jones
A State of Mind · Nov 16, 2020

Screamacelica // ACSOM // Gordon Strachan // A Celtic State of Mind // Edgar Summertyme Jones

GORDON STRACHAN | Leeds gave the best ever performance from a promoted side | The lure of Celtic
Off the Ball · Sep 15, 2020

GORDON STRACHAN | Leeds gave the best ever performance from a promoted side | The lure of Celtic

Is Celtic’s Edouard a No.9 or 10? Strachan and Hartson debate!
Celtic TV · Aug 19, 2020

Is Celtic’s Edouard a No.9 or 10? Strachan and Hartson debate!

BEST TOMMY GRAVESEN STORIES! | Open Goal
Open Goal · Mar 30, 2020

BEST TOMMY GRAVESEN STORIES! | Open Goal

Si Ferry Meets. Ross Wallace | MON & Strachan at Celtic, Keane’s Sunderland, Burnley & Sheff Wed
Open Goal · Mar 16, 2020

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

Si Ferry Meets. Craig Beattie | Martin O’Neill, Celtic Days, Hearts Cup Hero, Swansea, Travels
Open Goal · Aug 26, 2019

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

Si Ferry Meets. Stephen McManus Episode 1
Open Goal · May 7, 2018

Si Ferry Meets. Stephen McManus Episode 1

Si Ferry Meets. Gordon Strachan
Open Goal · Apr 23, 2018

Si Ferry Meets. Gordon Strachan

Gordon Strachan on Roy Keane Rumours That He Didn’t Want To Sign Him For Celtic
Open Goal · Apr 20, 2018

Gordon Strachan on Roy Keane Rumours That He Didn’t Want To Sign Him For Celtic

Si Ferry Meets. John Hartson Ep 2 – Seville run, Martin O’Neill, Celtic in EPL, Gordon Strachan
Open Goal · Apr 2, 2018

Si Ferry Meets. John Hartson Ep 2 – Seville run, Martin O’Neill, Celtic in EPL, Gordon Strachan

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Barry Bannan Interview | Celtic | Aston Villa | Loan Moves | Sheff Wed | Scotland

Barry Bannan Interview | Celtic | Aston Villa | Loan Moves | Sheff Wed | Scotland

Fitba-33
Fitba Podcast · Aug 15, 2021

Fitba-33

A Celtic State of Mind’s Bulletin – Why have the SFA ignored previous breaches of the SFA’s Article 13?
A Celtic State of Mind · Aug 12, 2021

A Celtic State of Mind’s Bulletin – Why have the SFA ignored previous breaches of the SFA’s Article 13?

A Celtic State of Mind’s Bulletin – What will return of Gordon Strachan bring to Celtic’s rebuild?
A Celtic State of Mind · Aug 11, 2021

A Celtic State of Mind’s Bulletin – What will return of Gordon Strachan bring to Celtic’s rebuild?

Humble Pie-yogo
Celtic Down Under · Aug 11, 2021

Humble Pie-yogo

The Cynic Weekly – Hey! Ho! Let’s Go
The Cynic · Aug 10, 2021

The Cynic Weekly – Hey! Ho! Let’s Go

Paddy McCourt | The Celtic years | Strachan, Aiden McGeady and Rangers rivalry
The Huddle · Jun 25, 2021

Paddy McCourt | The Celtic years | Strachan, Aiden McGeady and Rangers rivalry

#27 – Back To The Future
The Celtic Exchange · Jun 22, 2021

#27 – Back To The Future

12: We’re Sorry To Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

12: We’re Sorry To Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

A Celtic State of Mind’s Screamacelica – 2005: O’Neill is replaced by Strachan // Edgar Jones releases Soothing Music
A Celtic State of Mind · Nov 22, 2020

A Celtic State of Mind’s Screamacelica – 2005: O’Neill is replaced by Strachan // Edgar Jones releases Soothing Music

Sportsound Podcast: 13 Nov 20
BBC Sportsound · Nov 13, 2020

Sportsound Podcast: 13 Nov 20

Sportsound Podcast: 16 Oct 20 Hearts 6-2 Dundee
BBC Sportsound · Oct 16, 2020

Sportsound Podcast: 16 Oct 20 Hearts 6-2 Dundee

Paul Lawson with A Celtic State of Mind
A Celtic State of Mind · Jul 1, 2020

Paul Lawson with A Celtic State of Mind

Celtic Down Under Podcast – An Insult To Football & Genetics
Celtic Down Under · Jun 24, 2020

Celtic Down Under Podcast – An Insult To Football & Genetics

Sportsound Podcast: 07 Jun 20
BBC Sportsound · Jun 7, 2020

Sportsound Podcast: 07 Jun 20

Sportsound Podcast: 25 May 20
BBC Sportsound · May 25, 2020

Sportsound Podcast: 25 May 20

Sportsound Podcast: 10 May 20 Mark McGhee & Gordon Strachan
BBC Sportsound · May 10, 2020

Sportsound Podcast: 10 May 20 Mark McGhee & Gordon Strachan

Strachan years part 4 – FTAP 61
Four Tims Pod · Apr 11, 2020

Strachan years part 4 – FTAP 61

Neil Cameron with A Celtic State of Mind
A Celtic State of Mind · Apr 3, 2020

Neil Cameron with A Celtic State of Mind

Strachan years part 1 – FTAP 58
Four Tims Pod · Mar 23, 2020

Strachan years part 1 – FTAP 58

225: Si Ferry Meets. Ross Wallace | MON & Strachan at Celtic, Keane’s Sunderland, Burnley & Sheff Wed
Open Goal · Mar 16, 2020

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

Sportsound Podcast: 23 Jan 20
BBC Sportsound · Jan 23, 2020

Sportsound Podcast: 23 Jan 20

TalkingLowerLeague 19/20 – #4 – Strachan looms, amazing Airdrie and players destined for more
Talking Baws · Dec 5, 2019

TalkingLowerLeague 19/20 – #4 – Strachan looms, amazing Airdrie and players destined for more

Si Ferry Meets. Paul Caddis | Celtic Upbringing, Start v Barca, Di Canio & Keeping Birmingham Up
Open Goal · Oct 14, 2019

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