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Manager Biography

Gordon Strachan OBE is a former Scottish footballer and current manager, having most recently managed the Scottish national team between 2013 and 2017.

As a player, Gordon played for Dundee, Aberdeen, Manchester United, Leeds United and Coventry City, amassing 635 league games. With Aberdeen, he won a multitude of honours, winning the Scottish Premier Division twice, the Scottish Cup thrice, and the European Cup Winner’s Cup and the European Super Cup on one occasion each.  Moving to England, he followed up on this success by winning the 1985 FA Cup with Manchester United, and then both the Second Division and First Division titles with Leeds United. Gordon finished his playing career by moving to Coventry in 1995, where he began his transition in managing by becoming a player-coach.

Becoming full time manager of Coventry once Ron Atkinson was appointed Director of Football, Gordon enjoyed five years in this role before being employed by Southampton, with who he went to the 2003 FA Cup Final and narrowly missed out on the silverware following a 1-0 defeat. His next managerial spell saw him take the reigns at Celtic, where he won three successive league titles as well as the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup once and twice, respectively. Gordon then spent 12 months with Middlesborough FC, before moving into his most recent job as manager for the Scottish national team.

Gordon was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame in 2007 and has been the recipient of many individual awards during his time both as a player and a coach, such as the FWA Footballer of the Year, the SFWA Footballer of the Year, the SFWA Manager of the Year and the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year, amongst others.

 

Quick Stats

Complete name: Gordon David Strachan
Date of birth: 9th February 1957
Place of birth: Edinburgh, Scotland
Height: 1.68m
Nationality: Scottish
Role: Manager
Formerly: Midfielder
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