By Kevin Phillips

15th Aug, 2021 | 11:07am

Phillips verdict on friend Strachan's Celtic move amid possible investigation

Kevin Phillips insists Gordon Strachan’s new role at Celtic doesn’t;t sit right as he is still employed by Dundee.

The Sunderland legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to the latest out of Parkhead.

As confirmed on Tuesday (August 10th), Strachan, 64, has rejoined the Hoops on a three-month consultancy project focusing on the academy, B team and women’s team.

However, Sky Sports have claimed (12th August) the SFA could investigate whether Strachan’s role is a conflict of interest.

Strachan is currently technical director at Dundee, a post he has held since 2019.

The Dark Blues confirmed he would continue in his role while simultaneously working in his new job.

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Phillips, who played under Strachan at Southampton, claims the move is strange.

“I read that and thought it was very strange,” Phillips told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“I know him well, I played under him and he’s a very passionate man when it comes to Celtic.

“When that was put to him, there was no way he would say no to that.

“There’s a conflict of interest there, can you work for two teams?

“Why give another team advice when you could come up against them? It doesn’t sit right.

“If Strachan wasn’t at Dundee, it’s a no brainer. If Postecoglou needs that helping hand there’s no one more experienced than Strachan.

“I think this will rumble on for a while.”

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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