'Timely update of a biography on 'Wee Gord' as he takes up the Celtic hot-seat' FourFourTwo
Gordon Strachan's career as player and manager has spanned 35 years. From his early years at Dundee and Aberdeen, Strachan's wily skills and leadership qualities have stood him in good stead as he graduated to playing for Manchester United and Leeds, and in his time as manager of Coventry, Southampton and now, Celtic.
At Aberdeen, under the fledgling manager Alex Ferguson, Strachan was an integral part of the team that won the 1983 European Cup Winners' Cup. He had 50 caps as a Scottish international and competed in two World Cups for Scotland. He remains the only player ever to win the Football Writers' Player of the Year Award both in England and Scotland. His dedication to fitness and idiosyncratic diets involving seaweed prompted Ron Atkinson to make the remark 'There's no one fitter at his age, except maybe Raquel Welch.'
In this fully updated edition of the highly praised biography, Leo Moynihan looks at the tenacity of Strachan as a player, the true nature of his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson, his management at Celtic, and above all, the honesty of a man that has often left fans scratching their heads, but always full of admiration.show more