Peterborough United assistant manager is set to join Celtic

Peterborough United assistant manager Gavin Strachan is set to join Scottish Premier League champions Celtic on Monday (June 22).

Saturday, 20th June 2020, 6:49 pm
Gavin Strachan (right) with Posh striker Ivan Toney.

Posh have agreed a compensation package for Strachan who will become first-team coach at Parkhead.

It’s a dream move for Scotsman Strachan (41) whose father Gordon is a former Celtic manager.

Posh have identified targets to replace Strachan, but are likely to wait until they know when the 2020-21 League One season will start before making an appointment.

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Posh let first-team coach Aaron Mclean leave earlier this month so first-team boss Darren Ferguson currently has no senior assistant.

Posh director of football Barry Fry said: “I have agreed a deal with Celtic’s lawyer and Gavin has also agreed a deal with the club.

“We don’t want to lose him, but we cannot stand in the way of such a big job. The deal should be completed on Monday.

“Darren has identified replacements, but they are all currently in work and we will probably wait until we know when the new season will start before making a move.”

Strachan is a former Posh player and worked alongside Ferguson at Doncaster before they both returned to London Road in Febraury, 2019.

Ferguson’s former Posh assistant Kevin Russell is a potential replacement for Strachan. Russell, who now works for Stoke City’s Academy, helped Posh to back-to-back promotions in 2007-08 & 2008-09.