Dundee technical director Gordon Strachan won’t be taking up a role as the Celtic director of football.

Strachan has been linked with a senior technical role at Celtic, having previously managed the Parkhead club. Dundee manager James McPake has previously hailed Strachan’s influence at Dens Park and believes he was a major part in their promotion back to the cinch Premiership ahead of the new season.

Linked with a return to Celtic.

Linked with a return to Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

When asked about Strachan and whether he will be back at Celtic as director of football, incoming chief executive Dominic McKay said: “No. One of the things a new chief executive wants to do is look across the whole organisation. We will take our time. I am open-minded. Gordon isn’t coming into the director of football role.”

McPake’s side will begin their pre-season schedule against Forfar Athletic this weekend while English duo Leyton Orient and West Ham United will travel to Dens Park for friendly matches.

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