By Frank McAvennie

22nd Jun, 2021 | 12:24pm

McAvennie: This is what my Celtic sources are saying about Strachan return

Frank McAvennie insists Gordon Strachan will not be rejoining Celtic despite reports at the weekend.

The Hoops icon, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, has heard from his sources that any plan involving Strachan is “dead”.

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

The three-time Celtic title winner has been the technical director at Dundee since July 2019.

His son, Gavin Strachan, is currently a first team coach at Parkhead.

It remains to be seen if Strachan and John Kennedy will still be at the club by the start of the season.

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

He is set to get to work at the end of this week after coming out of Quarantine.

McAvennie, who lives in Glasgow and remains closely connected to Celtic, claims there is no truth in the rumours about Strachan and doesn’t expect any serious moves to be made until later this week.

“No, I heard that’s dead,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“That’s not happening. There are going to be so many half-truths and maybes until Ange gets going.

“Gordon is doing well at Dundee so it’s a strange one but I was told yesterday by my sources that it’s not happening.

“There’s so much going on at the club right now. It’s hard to see anything significant happening before Ange actually gets to work.”

Strachan won three Scottish Premiership titles as manager of Celtic

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

In other news, Celtic set to lose out on major goalkeeper signing as EFL club table six-figure bid.