Majic, Stan & The King of Japan – Gordon Strachan’s Incredible 2005/06 Season at Celtic

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Majic, Stan & The King of Japan - Gordon Strachan's Incredible 2005/06 Season at Celtic

What makes a successful Celtic Manager?

Winning the Scottish League Title? Dominating our Glasgow rivals? Success in Europe? Last minute winners?

Gordon Strachan done it all and more during his time at Celtic and now – almost 20 years after he took his place in the Celtic Park hot-seat – renowned Celtic Author Matt Corr has charted the incredible maiden season of the man who was given the unenviable task of replacing the legendary Martin O’Neill.

As a club Celtic were still coming to terms with the loss of the great Henrik Larsson just 12 months prior and now the man who had dragged Celtic into the modern era was also departing.

Into the bargain the club were now downsizing financially and the big money moves that brought key figures like Sutton, Hartson, Lennon would also become a thing of the past.

That Strachan then went on to be quite as successful as he was at Celtic Park is all the more admirable.

But it certainly wasn’t plain sailing. Far from it.

Majic, Stan & The King of Japan is the story of that rollercoaster 2005/06 season under Gordon Strachan and it’s Bratislava, Broadwood and everything in between.

Matt joined Tino in The Celtic Exchange studio to pick up the story and to take us through a chapter that – until now – has been one of the lesser charted eras of modern day Celtic.

Majic, Stan & The King Of Japan will be launched at a very special event at Celtic Park on Thursday 19th of October.

Guests on the night include John Hartson and Stephen McManus who starred in that team as well as other guests to be announced.

Find out more and book your tickets at the link here.

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