Celtic's signing of new first-team coach Gavin Strachan had "f*** all" to do with who his dad is, according to Peterborough chairman Barry Fry.

Gordon Strachan managed the Hoops for four years and had success at Parkhead. Gavin, now, has taken over from Damien Duff in the number 3 position alongside manager Neil Lennon and assistant John Kennedy. And outspoken Fry says the former Posh assistant boss earned the role on merit.

He told the Sun: "Once Celtic came in for Gavin we just couldn’t stand in his way. Celtic’s one of the biggest clubs in the world. Their supporters are full of passion and commitment.

“When Neil Lennon went back in there it was a bad time. Brendan Rodgers had just left and there were a few folk against it. But Neil handled it all brilliantly and as far as I’m concerned has worked miracles.

“Neil couldn’t be getting a better bloke as part of his coaching set-up – and it’s an amazing opportunity for Strachs too.

“Gavin and his dad are both good motivators – but Gavin’s worked hard to establish his own reputation.

“It’s always harder when you’ve got such a famous footballing surname. I mean, Darren’s had to make his way in the game with a father who rates as one of the greatest managers ever.

"Gavin’s proved he’s his own man. I’m sure the Celtic boys will give him enough respect. But if any of them take him lightly then they’d be completely foolish and absolutely wrong. Gordon will have had f*** all to do with it!

"Remember, Celtic’s current assistant manager John Kennedy was on the same pro-licence coaching course as Gavin. They got to know each other well over a period of time. They know what each other can do."