Celtic really risking the feel-good factor around club with reported Strachan appointment
Celtic are at risk of alienating supporters after a report emerged stating Gordon Strachan was to take an advisory role at the club [Sun].
The report, from The Scottish Sun, claims that Strachan will take up his job at Celtic tomorrow.
Strachan, who managed Celtic between 2005 and 2009, won 3 league titles, a Scottish Cup and two League Cups as Bhoys boss. He also took Celtic to the latter stages of the Champions League.
However, by the end of his spell, supporters were unimpressed by the style of football under the ex-Leeds midfielder. Strachan would go on to manage Middlesbrough and Scotland.
The ex-Celtic boss has worked with Dundee as technical advisor. Dens boss James McPake spoke in 2020 about how helpful the former Scotland manager had been behind the scenes [Courier].
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However, it’s a reported appointment that hasn’t gone down too well with supporters. With the new, fresh impetus brought to the club by Ange Postecoglou and, to a degree Dom McKay, turning back the clock to bring in Strachan looks a little short-sighted in some respects.
While, yes, Strachan can bring his experience and knowledge of the Scottish game to Celtic, it’s not the best look for the club. Especially when both he and Martin O’Neill were approached as results took a slide last season [The Athletic].
It’s hard, then, not to see this as a regressive move from Dermot Desmond. According to the Sun’s reporting, it was the principal shareholder who engineered a Strachan return.
Celtic supporters hardly enthused about Gordon Strachan returning
Celtic supporters had their say on social media:
Shows the havent the slightest idea how to move us forward! And makes McKay look a mug in the process! Strachan had his time and should be nowhere near it! Kennedy still there,Strachan jr still there,Griffiths still there and now Strachan snr! Modernisation the Celtic way! 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️— DANNY HENDERSON (@Danielh15215783) August 10, 2021
Hard to believe McKay would want Strachan involved after his comments on wanting to modernise. Got to wonder how much control he has if it happens.— Bhoys Analytics (@BhoysAnalytics) August 10, 2021
Looks like more cronyism.
Celtic should hire based on talent not association
Gordon strachan and modernizing aren’t words that go together, the only reason he will get a job at Celtic like his son is nepotism, huge step backwards if true.— roy (@Airthreycastle3) August 10, 2021
Positivity was good while it lasted for the 48 hours 👍🏻 https://t.co/6cs3qNFtxP— Johannes (@johannesxxiv) August 10, 2021
Jobs for the boys nonsense. Did Dom not say there was no chance of Gordon Strachan returning? https://t.co/aEft9Kcadu— Murray (@DMMacdonald96) August 10, 2021
He better be wearing a hi vis jacket and standing outside a turnstile https://t.co/n5TRDYwyrs— Sean 🏴 (@Sean67_) August 10, 2021
Hey, everyone looks to be having a great time… let’s bring them crashing down before a big European tie by appointing Strachan in a move we said we wouldn’t make! 🙃— 🍔 Gastro Celtic 🍀 (@Gastro_Celtic) August 10, 2021