Former Celt Sheridan on brutal Gordon Strachan dressing room putdown

CILLIAN SHERIDAN has revealed how brutal Gordon Strachan could be, especially after Celtic were beaten 2-1 away to Aalborg in the Champions League leaving him scared of his then manager.

Speaking to the latest instalment of the Open Goal podcast, the ex-Celtic striker discussed the aftermath of the shock defeat that dumped Strachan’s side out of the Champions League and left them on the bottom of the table.

Sheridan, featured frequently for the Celtic first team that season, was substituted on but failed to make an impact as the Danish side beat the Hoops.

In the dressing room after the game, Strachan was furious and gave the entire team the hairdryer treatment – including Sheridan.

“In the dressing room he was raging. He’s giving it out to everyone and then he turns to me.

“‘And you! You will be lucky to have a career after this!’ My heart sank.”

Sheridan also explained that one of the senior pros spoke to him in the wake of Strachan’s outburst to tell him not to take what the manager says to heart.

“We were flying back after the game and some of the older lads were playing cards and having a small bit of a laugh.

“I’ve just been scared to even look up.

“To be fair, Gary Caldwell was alright with me. He was like, ‘listen, don’t worry about what he says’. But that stung.”

Sheridan also claimed that Scott Brown hated him during his time at Parkhead due to his training standard not being up to that of Broonys as the striker was more worried about making a mistake than impressing anyone.

Sheridan left Celtic in August 2010 for Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia having played 19 games and scoring 4 goals.

You can watch the full podcast with Cillian Sheridan below:

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