Celtic sources tell newspaper Gordon Strachan isn't lined up for club rebuild

By John McGinley

June 20, 2021

It appears Gordon Strachan won’t be returning to Celtic in a prominent capacity after all.

A report from The Scottish Sun late last night suggested Strachan was being lined up for a ‘senior role’ at the club.

It prompted a lot of debate online amongst Celtic supporters. For every person on board with the plans, it appeared there were two more heavily against it.

Now, a club source has directly told The Scotsman’s Andrew Smith that Strachan won’t be involved in Celtic’s revamp of the football department.

Ange Postecoglou has already arrived as the first-team boss. However, fans are still in the dark on what kind of structure will surround him and who his key staff will be.

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No Gordon Strachan but Celtic fans need answers quickly

Postecoglou is due to arrive in Glasgow this week to start first-team training. He’s come through a quarantine period in London and met up with new CEO Dom McKay on Friday.

Hopefully, that signals that things will start moving far more quickly.

It’s hard to know what the first order of business will be. It makes more sense to bring in a sporting director first before other staff follow. But with time of the essence before European qualifiers, Postecoglou might want to bring in his coaching staff quickly.

Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Currently, John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan remain at the club. It’s thought they overseen the return of players to the training centre late last week for fitness assessments and initial workouts.

Our preparations for next season should really have been completed by now. The upcoming period should be a full focus on training and match practice.

The club needs to provide answers, and quickly.

In other news, Celtic hold fresh talks with Charlie Wyke; he prefers Bhoys to Championship.