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SHOCK RETURN FOR STRACHAN?

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FORMER Celtic and Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has been linked with a sensational return to the game with Premiership fall guys Dundee.

The troubled Dens Park side, who lost their top-flight status after a wretched season, have approached the veteran gaffer about a technical director’s role, according to The Sun.

It’s understood Strachan, 62, has made it known he is interested in the position and prepared to meet for talks.

The Tayside club’s chief executive John Nelms is behind the shock move as he sets about rebuilding the club for a quickfire promotion from the Championship.

The Dark Blues are currently searching for a new manager after sacking two bosses – Neil McCann and Jim McIntyre – during a failed campaign.

However, Strachan is not interested in a return to the dug-out after leaving the international scene in October 2017.

But he has big ideas on academy football and would be keen to discuss his old team’s future plans with a view to becoming involved.

He has toured around Europe looking at various youth set-ups since being axed by the SFA.

Dundee were keen on John Robertson for the managerial vacancy, but Inverness Caley Thistle knocked back permission to speak to their head coach.

James McPake was caretaker boss for the final league game of the season and is desperate to be appointed full-time.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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