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Strachan happy on football break

Gordon Strachan
Strachan spent the summer with his wife and family

Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan is enjoying his break from football and has no immediate plans to return.

Strachan quit his post as Celtic manager at the end of last season after failing to win a fourth successive Scottish championship title.

Strachan previously took a year out after leaving his post at Southampton.

"It gives me time to get back with my family and do things I've been wanting to do for the past four or five years," the 52-year-old said.

Strachan insists he has no idea when he will make his managerial comeback, or where his next move will take him after spending the summer touring around Ireland with his wife and family.

"I've never had plans," he said.

I kind of just turn up at a place and think, 'How did I get here? This is great fun

Gordon Strachan

"I kind of just turn up at a place and think, 'How did I get here? This is great fun'.

"If you said to me 'what are you thinking about doing next?' I really don't know.

"We've always got plenty of things to do, Lesley, myself and the family - and we're trying to cram a lot of things in.

"We actually enjoy each other's company.

"I'd never been to the west coast of Ireland, so we drove around there."

The former Aberdeen and Scotland midfielder will continue with his media work and is expected to take up a role as a television pundit in the coming season with Sky Sports.

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