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STRACHAN JNR HEADS FOR HOOPS

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GAVIN STRACHAN, son of former Celtic boss Gordon, is poised to be named as Hoops first team coach.

The ex-Dundee and Coventry City midfielder, currently No.2 at Peterborough, is favourite to take over the role vacated by Damien Duff who has quit to take over as Stephen Kenny’s assistant with the Republic of Ireland international set-up.

And Barry, the English outfit’s director of football, confirmed talks have taken place between the two clubs. A financial deal has already been put in place to secure his services.

Strachan Snr was in charge of the Parkhead side between 2005/09 and won three titles after taking over from Martin O’Neill. Now his boy could follow him into the Parkhead dug-out.

Gavin, 41, was appointed assistant manager at the League One side last year, but Neil Lennon is keen to bring him to the champions as they gear up for a tilt at ten in the new season which is scheduled to kick off on August 1.

Fry, speaking to the Sunday Mail, said: “We’ve spoken to Celtic and we’re not going to stand in Gavin’s way.

“If they choose him, there’s a deal in place and it would be another great signing for Neil and Celtic.

“They’re a massive club and when Celtic come calling you can’t stand in anyone’s way.

“Gavin’s a fantastic coach. We’ll wish him and Celtic all the best.”

He previously worked with current Posh gaffer Darren Ferguson at Doncaster Rovers.

Former Celtic defenders Darren O’Dea and Stpehen McManus, currently on the club’s coaching staff, were also linked with the post.

 
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