Gordon Strachan

Gordon Strachan was born in Edinburgh on 9 February 1957 (age 63).

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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‘Underrated’- These Hoops fans praise man who did a ‘fantastic job while cutting the wage bill’

Evening Times · Jun 1

Gordon Strachan is spot on – Scottish football needs a revolution not league reconstruction

Evening Times · May 26

Gordon Strachan calls for ‘radical’ rethink of ‘grey’ Scottish game once the country emerges from coronavirus crisis

Glasgow Live · May 25 0.5k

Former Celtic and Scotland boss Gordon Strachan says some clubs are not professional enough

BBC Sportsound · May 25 0.1k

Sportsound Podcast: 25 May 20

The Celtic Star · May 22 0.1k

On This Day: Celtic win the league for Tommy Burns

Celtic FC · May 20 0.1k

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The Celtic Star · May 19 0.3k

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Celtic Quick News · May 14 0.1k

Carry on Playing: Broony Aims to Hit 40

BBC Sportsound · May 10 0.3k

Sportsound Podcast: 10 May 20 Mark McGhee & Gordon Strachan

The Celtic Star · May 7 0.2k

Former Celt Sheridan on brutal Gordon Strachan dressing room putdown

The Celtic Star · May 6 3.7k

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Celtic Quick News · May 5 0.3k

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The Celtic Star · May 4 0.9k

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The Celtic Star · May 3 0.6k

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The Celtic Star · Apr 28

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The Celtic Star · Apr 26

Tommy Burns Night at Tannadice

Celtic FC · Apr 24

Save your Saturday with the Celts’ ‘3pm rewind’ game

The Broony Files: Part Two: the Skipper’s Haul of Fame

The Broony Files: Part One: Welcome to Celtic

Daily Mail · Apr 19

Former Middlesbrough midfielder Didier Digard says he left due to Gordon Strachan’s Scottish accent

The Boot Room · Apr 18 0.1k

‘Incredible ability’: Gordon Strachan raves about ‘terrific’ player who’d love Celtic return

The Boot Room · Apr 17

‘As good as you get’: Gordon Strachan blown away by Celtic player

Daily Record · Apr 17

Gordon Strachan picks the cream of his Celtic crop

HITC · Apr 17

Gordon Strachan says Sunderland player out of contract ‘incredible’ and ‘terrific’

Celtic Quick News · Apr 17 0.3k

Ex-Boss Apologises to ‘Axed’ Petrov

The Celtic Star · Apr 16 0.6k

Videos: Inside the ground and Bar72 reaction to late Celtic winner

Celtic FC · Apr 16

On This Day: Derby drama as Naka and Big Jan seal vital win

The Celtic Star · Apr 13 0.4k

Former AC Milan defender praises ‘Incredible’ Celtic Park

Four Tims Pod · Apr 11 0.5k

Strachan years part 4 – FTAP 61

The Athletic · Apr 9

Classic tactics: How Celtic kept AC Milan out for 180 minutes

‘Him and Robson were pivotal’ – Many Celtic fans discuss view on former ‘great player’

Celtic FC · Apr 5

McManus recalls a vital win on the road to the 2005/06 title

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Celts Are Here · Apr 2 0.2k

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Celts Are Here · Mar 31

Critics are Wrong – Gordon Strachan is a Modern Day Celtic Legend

Celtic FC · Mar 31

Darren O’Dea recalls Gordon Strachan’s cup final challenge

VideoCelts · Mar 30 0.5k

Griffiths picks Celtic enigma as his football idol

Read Celtic · Mar 30

“Absolutely he is”, “No he’s not” – these Hoops fans debate whether or not three-time title winner deserves to be called a ‘Celtic legend’

Open Goal · Mar 30 1.8k


The Celtic Star · Mar 28 0.2k

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VideoCelts · Mar 26 0.5k

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The Celtic Star · Mar 25 0.1k

Ex-Celtic Youngster Praises Gordon Strachan’s Champions League Gesture

VideoCelts · Mar 25 0.3k

Former Celtic youth team player reveals touching Gordon Strachan story behind shock Champions League debut

Four Tims Pod · Mar 23 0.9k

Strachan years part 1 – FTAP 58

Celtic FC · Mar 19

On This Day: Celts honour Jinky with League Cup Final win

Open Goal · Mar 16 0.7k

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