Gordon Strachan handed Dundee role

Date published: Thursday 18th July 2019 1:21 - Matthew Briggs

Gordon Strachan has been confirmed as Dundee’s new technical director.

The former Scotland and Celtic manager had been in talks with the club for a number of weeks over a role that would allow him to utilise his ideas and passion for developing young players.

A club statement read: “In his role at Dundee, he will focus on helping the club develop the best young players that we can while working closely with head of academy Stephen Wright and the other coaches in the academy set up.

“His knowledge, experience and contacts in the game will be a huge asset to the academy structure at the club.”

Strachan’s appointment comes just three months after he compared convicted sex offender Adam Johnson to black footballers who suffer racist abuse.

“If he goes on to the pitch and people start calling him names, have we got to do the same as it is to the racist situation?” Strachan asked.

“Is it alright to call him names now after doing his three years – have we got to allow that to happen?”

A Sky spokesperson attempted to distance the company from Strachan’s views and the 62-year-old has not appeared on Sky since.

“Of course Sky Sports does not support the comments and we’re sorry for the offence they have caused,” they said.

Strachan started his career at Dens Park, making his Dundee debut in 1974 before moving to Aberdeen three years later.

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