Gordon Strachan – Football Manager and Comic Genius

On Wayne Rooney… “It’s an incredible rise to stardom; at 17 you’re
more likely to get a call from Michael Jackson than Sven Goran

Reporter: “Gordon, can we have a quick word please?”
Strachan: “Velocity” [walks off]

Reporter: So, Gordon, in what areas do you think Middlesbrough were
better than you today?
Strachan: What areas? Mainly that big green one out there.

Reporter: “Gordon, what will you take from today?”
Strachan: I’ve got more important things to think about. I’ve got a
yoghurt to finish, the expiry date is today.

Reporter: There goes your unbeaten run. Can you take it?
Strachan: No, I’m just going to crumble like a wreck. I’ll go home,
become an alcoholic and maybe jump off a bridge.

Reporter: There’s no negative vibes or negative feelings here?
Strachan: Apart from yourself, we’re all quite positive round here. So
I’m going to whack you over the head with a big stick – down negative
man, down.

Reporter: Welcome to Southampton Football Club. Do you think you are the
right man to turn things around?

Strachan: No, I think they should have got George Graham because I’m

Reporter: Where will Marion Pahars fit into the team line-up?
Strachan: Not telling you! It’s a secret.

Reporter: “What is your impression of Jermaine Pennant?”
Strachan: “I don’t do impressions”

Reporter: So Gordon, any changes then?
Strachan: Naw, still 5ft 6, ginger and a big nose!

Gary Lineker: So Gordon, if you were English, what formation would you
Strachan: If I was English I’d top myself

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