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Celtic announce Gordon Strachan: official

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We all want to keep laughing at Rangers, after their hilarious nonsense tonight, however let’s just acknowledge we’ve appointed Strachan again, after months of rumours about it, some guy on KDS finally predicted something and it’s came true.

The club statement read:

Celtic Football Club is delighted today to announce that Gordon Strachan will be joining the Club on a 3-month consultancy project.

Gordon will spend his time looking at our activities within our Football Academy, our Women’s Team and newly established B Team, with a view to providing recommendations to Chief Executive Dom McKay on how we can develop these areas further, feeding into wider work ongoing across the Club.

Under Chris McCart, Our Football Academy continues to operate really well as it has done for a number of years, delivering quality players who have ultimately contributed so much to the Celtic First Team. Currently, the first team squad features players such as Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Stephen Welsh and Mikey Johnston who have all come through the ranks.

Likewise, our women’s team goes from strength to strength, achieving Champions League status for the first time this year, under the fantastic stewardship of Fran Alonso and our B Team looks towards a bright future.

Celtic Chief Executive Dom McKay commented: “Like all high performance environments we never stand still and always seek development and improvement and I look forward to working with Gordon over the next three months, utilising the extensive expertise and knowledge he has to the benefit of the club.

“Gordon brings with him a wealth of experience in the areas of football development, from both his previous time here at Celtic and from the many roles he has held within Football, including as our National Team Manager.”

“Gordon achieved great things for Celtic as our Manager. It goes without saying that he has a really close connection to Celtic and of course a tremendous affection for the Club.”

Gordon Strachan added: “I am really looking forward to returning to the Club to assist in these areas. The development of young players and seeing them improve and grow is a real passion for me and I will do anything I can to support the Club in these areas.

“Great people at Celtic always do great work. I look forward to building on this work, liaising with Dom and all our Celtic colleagues once again and hope we can work together for the benefit of the Club and these teams so they ultimately can develop further and bring Celtic success.

“I also look forward to continuing my work at Dundee FC where I have established a great working relationship and close bond with the Manager, Managing Director, staff and coaches.”

It’s created a civil war not seen since the fight between Steve Rodgers and Tony Stark at Leipzig airport in 2016, but hopefully we don’t then bring in Tony Mowbray and Ronny Deila as consultants next week.

Elsewhere, a poster on Twitter gathered momentum for Celtic to remember victims of the pandemic and it’s been successful.

Despite us being a moany collective of fans, no one can criticise this move from the club.

Well done Paul!