By Noel Whelan

14th Aug, 2021 | 12:00pm

Whelan verdict on SFA investigation into Celtic after update via Sky

Noel Whelan has insisted there is no need for an SFA investigation into Gordon Strachan’s consultancy role at Celtic.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aberdeen striker claimed the ex-Hoops boss would not have taken on the role without it being all above board.

As confirmed on Tuesday (August 10th), Strachan 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 the 64-year-old’s role is a conflict of interest.

Strachan is currently technical director at Dundee, having held the post since 2019.

The Dark Blues confirmed he would continue in his role while undertaking his new responsibilities at Parkhead.

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Whelan, who worked with Strachan at both Leeds and Coventry, insisted there would have been in-depth talks between the clubs about the appointment.

As such, he suggested there should be no concern for either side or Strachan himself.

Asked if he thought there was anything for Celtic to worry about, Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “No way. Absolutely no worry whatsoever.

“I don’t think Gordon or Dundee would have allowed it to happen if conversations haven’t taken place between the two clubs.

“I think they’ve got a really good, healthy relationship, Celtic and Dundee. They would have given him the absolute green light or else he wouldn’t be there.

“Gordon’s not like that. He won’t step on people’s toes, he’s a man of integrity.

“I think this is a decision between the three – the two clubs and Gordon – and they’ve given him blessing to go and do that.

“Gordon will do the best of his ability, like he always has done, with both clubs.”

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