When Ange Postecoglou arrived as the manager of Celtic in the summer, after the club’s pursuit to bring in Eddie Howe had failed, there were not a lot of expectations. While the 56-year-old had enjoyed a lot of success in Australia and Japan, he was still a relative unknown in European football. On top of that, another thing that worried the fans was the fact that he arrived without a backroom team of his own.
The likes of John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan were not very popular with the Celtic supporters after how the 2020/21 campaign had turned out. And most people wanted the club to freshen up the management team completely.
Kennedy and Strachan have shown their value to the club this season though, as Celtic have won an unlikely Premiership and Scottish League Cup double.
Their performance appears to have caught the eyes of teams around the country. Kennedy has been linked with multiple clubs over the years. And now, as reported by Herald Scotland, Strachan has been installed as the favourite for the vacant Dundee job. Mark McGhee is leaving after the Dark Blues were relegated to the Scottish Championship. Gordon Strachan is set to become their director of football.
The Celtic coach leaving would be a blow for Postecoglou
Strachan leaving at this point of time would definitely be a blow for Postecoglou. The former Australian national team boss would surely be looking for some stability at Parkhead after what was a roller coaster of a season for them. But the coach leaving would leave him scrambling for a new one over the summer.
At the same time though, it is not hard to see why Strachan is being heavily linked with the Dundee job, especially with his father set to become the club’s director of football. It could be a great first step for him in management.
Let’s see how things turn out regarding this situation over the coming weeks and months. But no matter what happens, we are sure Postecoglou would find a solution.
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