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.

In a playing career which took in 635 league games, he won the Scottish Premier Division twice, the Scottish Cup three times and the European Cup Winner’s Cup and Super Cup with Aberdeen along with the 1985 FA Cup Final with Manchester United.

He also represented the Scotland national team 50 times and played in the 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cup Finals.
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After hanging up his boots, Strachan went straight into management at Coventry City after manager Ron Atkinson moved upstairs to director of football.

He stayed at Highfield Road for five years before getting the sack after relegation to the First Division led to increasing pressure from the fans.

Within weeks he 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.

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

He then spent 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.

In June 2019 he made a return to football as technical director of Scottish side Dundee.

Away from the main game he maintains an interest as a 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

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Premier League Teams Played forCoventry City, Leeds United

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com