By Wayne Veysey

4th Apr, 2022 | 2:43pm

Sources: Celtic open talks with Strachan over new contract

Celtic have opened talks with coach Gavin Strachan over a new contract, Football Insider understands.

The son of former Hoops manager Gordon Strachan had been part of Neil Lennon’s backroom team before linking up with Ange Postecoglu.

A Celtic source has told Football Insider that Strachan, 42, is highly regarded by the club and is being rewarded for his role in the team’s transformation.

Negotiations are underway to secure him to a new deal and all parties are hopeful an agreement can be reached.

Strachan has previously coached at EFL clubs Peterborough United and Doncaster Rovers.

He joined Celtic as a first-team coach under Lennon in the summer of 2020.

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Due to an outbreak of Covid in the Celtic camp, he ended up managing two Hoops games last season.

He served the same role under John Kennedy following Lennon’s sacking in February 2021 and was kept on when Postecgolou took over last summer (2021).

On 30 November, this site revealed Strachan rejected an offer to become the new Hartlepool United manager.

It is understood this was a huge boost to Postecoglou, who had raved about the impact of Strachan behind the scenes.

Celtic moved six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a 2-1 win over Rangers on Sunday (3 April).

Goals from Tom Rogic and Cameron Carter-Vickers secured the win after the Hoops went behind to an early Aaron Ramsey strike.

In other news, a club insider has claimed Celtic are set to agree a £6million transfer with a Premier League club.