FORMER Celtic boss Gordon Strachan delighted locals when he dropped in at a bingo night at a community centre in his hometown of Muirhouse.

The former Aberdeen, Leeds United, Manchester United and Scotland hero was born and raised in the Edinburgh estate and has never forgotten his roots.


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He has never forgotten his roots

He popped in for a game of bingo with family – as he helped show support to LIFT @Muirhouse Millennium Centre.

As a picture of him was shared on the LIFT facebook page, fans hailed the ex-Celtic and Scotland boss for giving back to the community.

Facebook user Mary Quinn Yalcin wrote: “Gordon’s mother was my great granny’s neighbour in the same street that the millennium centres on.

“Great guy and a real true Muirhouser 🙏

The facebook admin responded: “Aunty Cathy was there as well tonight.”

Another wrote: “No way, hope it went well today.”

A third wrote: “Someone that never forgot where he came from. Gordon looks well.”

Another facebook follower said: “Great picture. Glad he turned up.”

“Came for a game of bingo with Auntie Cathy. He was a riot as usual.”

Strachan remains in football with his technical director role at Dundee – and the family name is going strong elsewhere.

One of his son’s Gavin is a coach at Celtic, while his grandson Luke is on the books at Dens Park.

His other son Craig Strachan fronts up the Strachan Football Foundation in the Midlands.

On its facebook page, LIFT has the following mission statement: “LIFT is committed to working in a holistic way with individuals, families and the community.

“We use a whole family approach using the Key working model.

“LIFT’S aims & objectives are to assist families to learn new skills to improve their lives and encourage their children to grow up feeling loved, safe and respected so that they can realise their full potential.

“Through support and advocacy LIFT aims to tackle child poverty, increase wellbeing for individuals and families, to allow them to move forward from poverty and crises.”

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