Gordon Strachan OBE

Gordon Strachan was confirmed as the new manager of Scotland on January 15, 2013.

Strachan has enjoyed successful spells in management in England and Scotland.

His first job came as assistant to Ron Atkinson in 1995 and he succeeded Big Ron as manager in 1996, going onto become Coventry's longest serving manager since John Sillett.

With Southampton, he transformed a relegation threatened side to a top-ten Premier League outfit. Further progress followed as the Saints reached a FA Cup final and qualified for the UEFA Cup.

At Parkhead he became the third Celtic manager in history to lead them to three successive Scottish Premier League titles - overall he won six trophies in four years.

He was named the SPL Manager of the Year in his first season with Celtic - an honour in which he would win in three of the four seasons in charge.

Strachan later managed Middlesbrough, where he surpassed the landmark of 550 games in football management.

As a player, Strachan played top flight football making 635 appearances, scoring 138 goals and winning Scottish League titles in 1980 and 1984, Scottish Cup medals in 1982, 1983 and 1984, a European Cup Winners Cup medal in 1983, an FA Cup Medal, Division Two title in 1990 and the Division One Championship in 1993.

For Scotland he won 50 caps, scoring five goals, and appeared in the 1982 and 1986 World Cup finals.

Honours (9)
  • personal-awards
    • Celtic:
      • SPFA Manger of the Year, (2009-05-30)
      • SPFA Manger of the Year, (2007-05-30)
      • SPFA Manger of the Year, (2006-05-30)
    • Southampton:
      • Manager of the Month, Premier League, (2002-12-01)
  • domestic-trophies
    • Celtic:
      • Scottish League Cup Winners, (2009-03-15)
      • Scottish League Cup Winners, (2006-03-19)
  • league-titles
    • Celtic:
      • Scottish Premier League Champions, (2008-05-22)
      • Scottish Premier League Champions, (2007-04-22)
      • Scottish Premier League Champions, (2006-03-19)
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