Gordon Strachan confides in parents over quit decision



FORMER-CELTIC boss Gordon Strachan confided in his parents about his decision to leave the Glasgow club in the days leading up to the move.

The under-fire manager quit as the manager yesterday (Mon) and has flown out on holiday to decide what his next career move will be.

Some rumours suggest the fiery redhead may now be appointed boss at Premiership strugglers Sunderland.

But mum Cathie laughed off suggestions her son would be taking over at boyhood heroes Hibernian.

She said: “Gordon has asked us not to say anything, but what I can say is that he told us his decision to quit the club a few days ago.

“He’s away on holiday for a few days to decide what to do next, and he was looking wonderful and really relaxed.”

Move to Easter Road would make dad proud

When quizzed if her son would be replacing beleaguered Hibs boss Mixu Paatelainen at Easter Road, Cathie said: “I haven’t heard that one yet, but if he did it would make his dad very happy and proud.”

Strachan, 52, resigned from Celtic after failing to win the title despite previously leading them to three consecutive Premier League titles – the first Parkhead manager to do achieve that feat since the legendary Jock Stein.

He also won two League Cups and one Scottish Cup with Celtic, and was named the SPFA Manager of the Year three times out of the four seasons he had in charge at the club.

The ex-Scottish internationalist failed to win over a sizeable section of the Celtic support during his time in charge of the Glasgow giants, and could now be heading back to the English Premiership to continue his managerial career.