Gavin Strachan arrived as first-team coach in the summer of 2020 as Damien Duff departed to devote his time to his new role as Republic of Ireland assistant manager under Stephen Kenny who had replaced former Celt, Mick McCarthy.
Strachan who is, of course, son of former Hoops manager, Gordon Strachan, was born in Aberdeen in 1978 while his Dad played for the Dons and arrived at Celtic with an excellent CV straight from the assistant manager spot at Peterborough United under Darren Ferguson.
"It will be fantastic to be part of such a great management team."
It was while his father had taken over as player-manager at Coventry City in 1996, that he joined the Sky Blues as a midfielder and he made 16 league appearances for them between 1997 and 2003 prior to joining Peterborough United, but not before having two spells north of the order on loan at Dundee in 1999, and Motherwell in 2002.
Following his first stint at London Road with The Posh, there were spells at Southend United and Hartlepool United, and loan moves while at the County Durham club saw him travel first to Stockport County and then Peterborough once again where the move was made permanent once more.
There had also been eight under-21 caps for Scotland from 1998 onwards and after spells with Notts County, Corby Town and Hinckley United, the midfielder finished his playing career with St Neots Town in 2011 after also taking a degree in Professional Sports Writing and Broadcasting at Staffordshire University in 2008.
Ilkeston was Strachan’s first port of call as manager in 2015 after four years as youth coach at Peterborough, and later the same year he teamed up with Darren Ferguson for the first time as assistant manager at Doncaster Rovers.
When Ferguson took up the manager’s post at Peterborough for a third time in 2019, Strachan also made the move as assistant manager, but it didn’t take long for Celtic to make their move and he joined the club on June 22, 2020.
Date of Birth
23 Dec 1978
Signed For Celtic
22 June 2020
Coventry City, Dundee, Motherwell, Peterborough United, Southend United, Hartlepool United, Stockport United, Notts County
"We are very keen to develop our own players, and that’s a big part of my background. The challenge is to align that within a winning culture."