Pundit Frank McAvennie does not believe ex-Celtic manager Gordon Strachan will be re-joining the Hoops in any capacity this summer [Football Insider].
The Lowdown: Celtic plot additions behind the scenes ahead of 2021/22
As the Scottish giants rebuild for 2021/22, many onlookers will be fascinated regarding how Ange Postecoglou re-shuffles his pack, before attempting to win the Scottish Premiership title back from arch-rivals Rangers at the first attempt.
However, rumours of additions have not been purely limited to just the playing staff but also the backroom team.
Fergal Harkin and Shaun Maloney have both been linked with roles in recent times behind the scenes at Parkhead, though both scenarios failed to materialize [Daily Record].
Would Strachan be a good backroom appointment for Celtic?
The Latest: McAvennie rules out Strachan returning to Parkhead in any capacity
Strong notions suggesting Strachan was set for a senior seat within the Hoops shake-up have risen to prominence within the mainstream media in the last few days.
Despite this, popular ex-pro turned pundit McAvennie is not buying into the hype. Speaking in a recent interview with Football Insider about the former Scotland manager prospectively rocking up to Parkhead, the 61-year-old claimed:
“No, I heard that’s dead.
“That’s not happening. There are going to be so many half-truths and maybes until Ange gets going.
“Gordon is doing well at Dundee so it’s a strange one but I was told yesterday by my sources that it’s not happening.
“There’s so much going on at the club right now. It’s hard to see anything significant happening before Ange actually gets to work.” [Football Insider].
The Verdict: Strachan would only be a short-term fix to a long-term project at Celtic
Rightfully, McAvennie refers to the procession of relentless speculation that can sometimes follow large-scale changes at a football club.
Celtic are no different to this phenomenon, while fans and pundits alike will be desperate to hear more clarity on the current situation in Glasgow’s East End.
In relation to former Aberdeen man Strachan, he possesses a wealth of experience within Scottish football. During his spell at Celtic Park, he won three Scottish Premiership titles, two Scottish League Cups and a Scottish Cup [Transfermarkt].
Nevertheless, many Bhoys fans may feel he lacks the modernizing capabilities needed to revitalise an enormous outfit like Celtic yielding enduring benefit for years to come.
At 64-years-old, he would only be a short-term fix to a long-term project.
In other news, a Celtic striker is in line for a Parkhead exit.
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