Strachan Taking Time Out

Last updated : 09 January 2004 By Mad Reporter
In a statement issued by the club on their official website, chairman Rupert Lowe says it is for personal reasons alone that Strachan will be taking some time out from the game come the end of the season.

"Gordon and I have fully discussed the situation and are comfortable with his decision.

"Despite the fact that we may appear an unlikely partnership, I have very much enjoyed working with Gordon over the past two and a half years.

"His enthusiasm and commitment have inspired everybody and the club has moved forward during a crucial period after leaving The Dell and moving to the Friends Provident St Mary's Stadium.

"Gordon has assured me that he will give 110% for the balance of this season in order to capitalise on our current position in the league.

"Our fans will be sad to see a man, whose passion matched theirs, taking time out of the game."