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By Keith Jackson

CELTIC boss Gordon Strachan is in double trouble with the SFA after being reported for two major misdemeanours during Sunday's stormy clash with Hearts.

Strachan was sent to the stand by ref Stuart Dougal after a furious touchline bust-up with Tynecastle coach John McGlynn.

But Record Sport can reveal Strachan had also been reported by Dougal for comments made to the referee in the tunnel area at half-time.

Dougal's report was submitted on Monday and now it is up to SFA beaks to decide whether or not to carpet the Parkhead boss for his double outburst.

It's understood Strachan's first blast was directed at McGlynn who reacted furiously on the touchline and was also dismissed by Dougal after a discussion with fourth official Callum Murray.

The flashpoint came just two minutes before the end of the first half and Strachan then started downstairs at the break to demand an explanation from Dougal.

The correct protocol is for the referee to debrief any dismissed manager 15 minutes after the final whistle.

Strachan complained after the game that Dougal had failed to give him an explanation at the end of the match although we understand a full explanation for his dismissal was given to a Celtic official.

However, Strachan may have to answer a second charge for comments made to Dougal during that heated half-time break. After the game Strachan claimed he had been given no personal response from Dougal and suggested the FIFA official needed time with Murray to collaborate their story.

McGlynn, meanwhile, reported to Dougal's dressing room to make a full and unreserved apology for his behaviour on the touchline.

The incident will now be mulled over by the SFA who must decide whether or not to take action against Strachan and McGlynn.

Meanwhile, Strachan's on-field headache was worsening as well last night as his search for a left-back suffered a massive setback when Ivaylo Petkov was sent back to Bulgaria for not being fit enough.

And Martin O'Neill stepped up his efforts to sign Stilian Petrov as reports down south insisted the midfielder would be an Aston Villa player before thePremiershipseasonstartsin10days.

Strachan said last week he hoped to add three more players to a squad which in his own eyes has weakened over the summer.

But Petkov won't be one of them and Celtic once again find themselves looking for a player to fill the left-back role.

Taken from the Daily Record

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