Dundee technical director Gordon Strachan will be allowed to continue his consultancy work with fellow Scottish Premiership club Celtic (Sun).

The Scottish Football Association launched an investigation into the appointment by Celtic, the Parkhead club grilled on hiring Dundee’s technical director as a consultant during the summer, mainly focusing on the development of youth players. Article 13 of the SFA’s rulebook covers dual interests and threw Strachan’s position into doubt.

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Strachan is continuing at the Dark Blues and Parkhead. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

It’s believed the SFA view the rule as only applying to ownership and shareholding elements of clubs — effectively only affecting direct influence on the day-to-day running of business. Strachan, who started his career with Dundee in 1974 and ruled as Celtic boss between 2005 and 2009, does not fall into this category.

He will now continue his roles with both Celtic and Dundee, his job at Parkhead only on a short-term contract at present. Strachan said of his appointment last month: “I am looking forward to returning to the club to assist in these areas. The development of young players and seeing them improve is a real passion for me.

 

“I will do anything I can to support the club in these areas. I also look forward to continuing my work at Dundee where I’ve established a great working relationship with the manager, managing director, staff and coaches.”

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