Gordon Strachan has walked out on Celtic just hours after he saw his side pipped to the Scottish Premier League title by Rangers.
Strachan looked odds-on to add to his previous 3 Scottish titles when Celtic established a 7 point lead by the turn of the year. However, they let that advantage slip and Rangers wrapped up the title with victory at Dundee United on the final day of the season.
Having spent 4 years at Parkhead, Strachan is now considered the front runner for the vacant manager’s job at Sunderland.
Announcing his decision to resign, the 52-year-old said:
It has been an absolute honour and privilege to be the club’s manager for four years.
We have done all we can to bring success to the club and we were delighted to deliver three SPL titles, other domestic silverware, as well as making some great progress in Europe.
It is just disappointing that we did not manage the fourth championship. However, the players can hold their heads high in terms of what they have done in recent years.
I thank the fans too for the tremendous support which they have given both myself and the players. I wish Celtic and our supporters nothing but success for the future.