Celtic have reportedly started talks with Lennoxtown coach Gavin Strachan over a new deal and all parties are confident an agreement will be reached.
The Lowdown: Strachan impressing at Celtic
Strachan has spent a two-year period at Parkhead now, initially coming in as a coach with Neil Lennon but remaining at the club when Ange Postecoglou arrived.
The current Celtic boss has described his co-worker as ‘excellent’ in the past and he has seemingly always been highly thought of by those high up at Celtic.
Now, a positive update has emerged regarding Strachan, who is the son of former Hoops boss Gordon Strachan.
The Latest: New deal imminent?
According to Football Insider’s Celtic source, talks are underway over a new deal for the 42-year-old and all parties are ‘hopeful’ that it will be agreed in the near future.
Strachan took charge of two Celtic matches last season due to Postecoglou being absent through Covid-19, and Hoops sources have told FI that the Aussie saw it as a ‘huge boost’ when Strachan declined the chance to move to Hartlepool United.
The Verdict: Exciting
While Postecoglou is ultimately the key to Celtic’s current success, being surrounded by top coaches is also imperative and Strachan has proved to be that in the last couple of years.
For that reason, retaining his services and ensuring he isn’t snapped up by someone else makes perfect sense, with the Scot still relatively young and surely improving all the time.
Strachan rejecting the manager job at Hartlepool United last year suggests that he is more committed to Celtic than ever, so a new deal is just the icing on the cake of a brilliant week for the Parkhead faithful.
In other news, Ange Postecoglou has dropped a positive Celtic injury claim. Read more here.
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