At the start of August The Sun claimed that the Dundee Technical Director was taking up a role similar to being a Director of Football but a statement quickly came out downplaying his role.
Celtic were quick to downplay the role, stating that it was a three month consultancy role looking at the B team, the Woman’s team and the Academy set up.
Dundee also commented on the role but SFA rules require their permission before anyone can take up a second job with another club.
Updating the situation, The Sun reports:
DUNDEE technical director Gordon Strachan has been cleared by the SFA to carry on consultancy work with Celtic.
The governing body grilled Hoops chiefs on allegations of a conflict of interest over Strachan’s dual roles. They told the SFA that Strach had no influence on the management or administration of the club.
They stressed he would only make recommendations from a three-month review of their academy set-up, B-team and women’s team.
Critics of the role — announced by Celtic a month ago and to be completed by November — pointed to article 13 of the SFA’s rulebook, covering dual interests.
They expressed surprise Strachan could be involved with two top-flight teams at the same time. It’s believed the SFA view the rule as only applying to ownership and shareholding — effectively direct influence on the running and control of clubs.
Dom McKay moved in to shadow Peter Lawwell in the middle of April before taking up the CEO role on July 1.
At the end of March Nicky Hammond resigned as Head of Football Operations with McKay working on a new structure to fill those voids and create a structure that will minimise the impact of one person leaving the club.