Celtic fans give Gavin Strachan a warm welcome after club announcement
Celtic have today officially announced the appointment of Gavin Strachan as a first-team coach, replacing Damien Duff who left at the end of last season.
Strachan has been an assistant to Darren Ferguson for a number of years and moves from Peterborough United after the club agreed on compensation terms over the weekend.
Manager Neil Lennon now has his three-man coaching unit in place as pre-season training ramps up over the next few weeks and months.
The Hoops boss has spoken recently about his desire to play in training matches at home and abroad ahead of an August start date for competitive action, so getting Strachan in at this early stage is a job well done.
The son of former boss Gordon is delighted to be joining the staff, telling CelticFC.net: “Neil and John have been massive figures in the Club’s 9 in-a-row journey and it will be fantastic to be part of such a great Management and Coaching Team.
“The Club has had a phenomenal run of success in recent years and I know everyone at Celtic and our supporters will be doing all we can, together, to keep this run going.”
Duff, Kennedy and Lennon had formed a formidable coaching unit last term and Lennon will have known exactly the kind of personality he was looking for to join his crew.
Although we don’t know much about Strachan’s coaching abilities, we have to trust that the club are making another excellent coaching appointment having had a very good track record over the last half-decade.
These fans are hopeful of that, taking to Twitter earlier today to share their positive thoughts on it all…
Good luck Gavin. Interesting appointment👏☘️
— Gman 2112 (@Gman1424) June 22, 2020
Welcome Gavin. I’m sure your credentials will add to the coaching staff and you have a beer when we win the 10 (unlike ur dad who had a cuppa t 🤣)
— Mike (Beckman Coulter Scotland/Newcastle/Durham) (@mikekburns) June 22, 2020
Excellent and hopefully he brings Toney with him 🍀
— king jules ntcham V2 (@NtchamV2) June 22, 2020
Eat sleep treble repeat
— Clare bolingoli 🕷️ (@ScotlandClare) June 22, 2020
Great appointment by all accounts 🍀 https://t.co/1OggnoltM5
— Susanne 🟢⚪️ (@Sus_L_) June 22, 2020
Welcome Gavin! If your half as good as your old man was for us you’ll do just fine! 👍🏻🍀🍀🍀
— Ian (@IanKerr1005) June 22, 2020
Hopefully a masterstroke appointment.
I said I was underwhelmed by the name and his club’s but if we’ve done our homework it could be a shrewd move.
Welcome anyway 👍
— London Tim (@McGuire_67) June 22, 2020
The fact we’ve went out of our way to pay some sort of compensation shows we must’ve really wanted him. If we could’ve got away with promoting from within or employing someone who was unemployed then we would have
— James Campbell (@underagemaddog) June 22, 2020