Gordon Strachan

Where is Gordon Strachan now?

Scottish legend Gordon Strachan finally retired from playing whilst in a player coach role at Coventry City at the age of 40, a record at the time for an outfield Premier League player.

After Coventry’s manager Ron Atkinson moved upstairs to director of football, Strachan was promoted to manager where he stayed for five years before getting the sack after increasing pressure from the fans.

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Within weeks Strachan had returned to management with Southampton and after turning round the team’s performances and reaching the FA Cup Final in 2003 he left the club to spend more time with his family.

Gordon Strachan was back in football in 2005 when he was appointed as the new manager of Scottish giants Celtic.

He enjoyed four seasons at the club winning the Scottish Premier League three times in succession but resigned in 2009 after failing to win the league title for a fourth time in a row.

In 2009 Strachan was appointed manager of Middlesbrough in the Championship but left after a year due to a string of poor results.

Strachan then had three years out of the managerial game and made many appearances as a pundit and match analyst on a variety of football programmes. 

He finally returned to football management in 2013 when he replaced Craig Levein as manager of the Scottish national team.

After failing to reach the 2014 World Cup, Euro 2016 and just missing out on a play-off place for the 2018 World Cup, Strachan resigned from his position in October 2017.

Gordon Strachan is also director of the Strachan Football Foundation which is a community interest company, non for profit organisation with the focus of developing the football community, schools and local football clubs.

In 2016 Strachan was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.

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Gordon Strachan: Premier League Statistics

NationalityScottish
PositionMidfielder
Appearances96
Goals7
Yellow Cards6
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forCoventry City, Leeds United

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com