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Fresh report contradicts Gordon Strachan’s Celtic role

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STV have seriously downplayed Gordon Strachan’s role at Celtic- claiming that he will only be working as a short term consultant while maintaining his role as Technical Director at Dundee.

It seems highly unusual for someone to be working for two clubs in the same division with no official word coming from Celtic.

The losses of Nick Hammond and Peter Lawwell earlier this year left an obvious hole in Celtic’s recruitment process but so far Ange Postecoglou has played a lead role in bringing in new faces.

Just before 5pm The Sun announced that Strachan would be taking up a senior advisory role starting tomorrow but within an hour of that STV were downplaying his job:

Gordon Strachan is set to return to Celtic, acting as a consultant to the club on a short-term basis.

The former Celtic and Scotland manager is to remain as technical director at Dundee but will be advising the Glasgow club and working on the youth development teams, ‘B’ side and women’s team.

Strachan’s role is a newly-created post as new chief executive Dominic McKay looks to improve the structure of the football department at Celtic.

Is Gordon Strachan the best man for this 'senior advisory role'?

Yes, great appointment, who we needed

Yes, great appointment, who we needed

No, a massive step back in time

No, a massive step back in time

With three weeks remaining of the transfer window time is against any attempt to change direction in terms of recruitment as Postecoglou puts together a team capable of picking up from last season’s disastrous campaign.

Strachan has two sons, Craig and Gavin already employed by Celtic.

BBC Scotland published a very similar report at around the same time as STV:

Gordon Strachan is set to re-join Celtic in an advisory role for a short period of time – but he will not be taking up a director of football role.

Strachan – who managed Celtic between 2005 and 2009 – is expected to have a remit that will include the academy, ‘B’ team, and the women’s side.

The former Scotland boss will also be on hand to offer advice should it be sought by manager Ange Postecoglou. Strachan will continue as technical director at Dundee.

UPDATE: Celtic confirm Strachan’s three month advisory role at Celtic.

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