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Watch: Few Managers Could Make Taking A Ball To The Face As Funny As Gordon Strachan

Watch: Few Managers Could Make Taking A Ball To The Face As Funny As Gordon Strachan

Scotland manager and long-time provider of laughs Gordan Strachan was a guest on 'Goals On Sunday' this past weekend, and it wasn't long before Kammy and Ben Shepard were giggling away at his stories.

Strachan was talking about how Scotland had enjoyed a successful recent international break with wins over the Czech Republic and Denmark, when he claimed that it would have been perfect if he hadn't had a ball smashed into his face by Watford's Ikechi Anya at training.

Martin O'Neill has the sarcasm shtick nailed down, but few managers are genuinely as funny as Strachan when it comes to telling a tale.

That awkward moment when a teacher or coach gets injured and nobody knows if it's OK to laugh or not, that isn't a problem if your gaffer is Gordan Strachan.

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To be fair to him, he's done a terrific job with Scotland and a large part of it is probably down to his relationship with the players at his disposal.

Scotland face England and Slovakia as their main threats in World Cup 2018 qualification, and after pretty much being undone by one bad performance against Georgia (thanks again Valeri Kazaishvili, by the way) in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, they should be looking to get that playoff spot and get a chance to finally return to a major tournament.

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