By Noel Whelan

21st Jun, 2021 | 2:12pm

Celtic move for Strachan backed by pundit after newspaper update

Noel Whelan insists a Celtic return for former manager Gordon Strachan “makes sense”.

The former Aberdeen striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to the latest claims on Strachan’s future.

On Saturday (19th June) The Scottish Sun claimed Strachan, 64, is expected to be offered a senior role at the club.

The Hoops icon has been the technical director at Dundee since July 2019.

Celtic have announced Ange Postecoglou as their new manager ahead of the start of their pre-season preparations.

Strachan’s son Gavin is already a first team coach at the club and Whelan claims a Celtic return “makes sense”.

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“He knows Celtic, that’s for sure,” Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

“He’s been working at Dundee so he’s stayed in the game.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if they did reach out to him. But it’s up to Gordon, whether he feels that job is right for him.

“I know Gavin is there, his son. So that would make sense. But you have to look at the job he’s done at Dundee.

“He’s been a revelation and he has the experience. Would it help the first team? I’m not sure.

“Right now, what they need is to get contracts sorted and players out of the club because that’s where the problems were last year.”

Strachan won three Scottish Premiership titles as manager of Celtic

He also won three domestic trophies during his four-year tenure.

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