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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Read Celtic · Dec 9

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.

Read Celtic · Dec 9
Evening Times · Dec 9

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...

Evening Times · Dec 9

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...

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.

Daily Record · Dec 7

Darren O’Dea reveals blunt Celtic pep talk from Gordon Strachan ahead of ‘special’ Rangers winner

The Irishman was supposed to go on loan to Burnley in the January window before grabbing a cup final winner against Rangers...

Daily Record · Dec 7
67HailHail · Dec 6

Our View: Strachan signing should have known better with Celtic Cup Final comments

Steven Pressley has made the bizarre claim that Sunday’s Betfred Cup final is more important to Rangers than Celtic.

67HailHail · Dec 6
The Celtic Star · Nov 25

Evander Sno – A Blast From The Past

EVANDER SNO was signed by Gordon Strachan in June 2006 from Feyenoord for a sum of £250,000 at the age of 19.

The Celtic Star · Nov 25

Teenage Target: Celts Could Use Old Pals’ Act

CELTIC could use the old pals’ act as they check out reports on Carlisle United teenage centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite.

Celts Are Here · Nov 14

Former Celtic Defender Sacked Down South

Looking back on it now, it still seems pretty crazy Steven Pressley was signed by Gordon Strachan when he was nearing the end of his playing career.

Celts Are Here · Nov 14
The Celtic Star · Oct 29

On This Day: Wins at Rugby Park, Rogic Screamer and First Trophy of 66/67

On This Day: October 29 2019. A select number of fixtures on this day throughout the years, namely two wins under Gordon Strachan at Rugby Park, Jock Stein’s side lifting their first trophy of the 1966/67 season – as well as a Tom Rogic screamer extending Celtic’s run in the Invincibles season...

The Celtic Star · Oct 29
Read Celtic · Oct 27

‘He’s brought a new dimension to Celtic’ – Pundit hails impact summer arrival has made after Aberdeen display

Gordon Strachan has hailed the impact Jeremie Frimpong has had at Celtic since his summer arrival from Manchester City, and it’s easy to see why he is such a popular figure already...

Read Celtic · Oct 27

Celtic stretch lead at top of league (yes, really) as Ibrox club proud to be a parody – roundup

Celtic were so red hot that Gordon Strachan could have ditched his bivouac and warmed his hands by the side of the pitch...

Ex-Celt Gives Lowdown to Lazio

FORMER Celtic midfielder Massimo Donati has pinpointed the Hoops’ strengths and weaknesses for Lazio before Thursday’s Europa League Group E encounter at Parkhead...

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

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

In episode four of the talkingLowerLeague podcast, Dylan, Ross and Ally run through the Championship, League One and League Two from the weekend.

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