Strachan plays down Austrian link
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Celtic boss Gordon Strachan has ruled out a move for Austrian Andreas Ivanschitz.Celtic manager Gordon Strachan has insisted he is not interested in signing Austria captain Andreas Ivanschitz.
The Rapid Vienna midfielder, 22, has been linked with the Glasgow club, but Strachan has ruled out a transfer.
"Apologies to Andreas, but I have not seen him play and I don't really know his name, so that kind of answers the question," Strachan said in his own inimitable style.
"Unless the scouting staff come up with his name soon, that's a "No" on that one."
But The Hoops' boss stressed that he was on the lookout for new players, as Celtic seek to overtake leaders Heats in the Scottish Premier League.
"We have plans for the next 18 months, which are ongoing. We are watching players all over the world," said Strachan.