Celtic manager Neil Lennon has lauded the presence of Scott Brown in his everyday life at the club, naming the captain as his ‘go-to guy’, The Scottish Sun report.

Brown has been at Celtic for over ten years and has been a hugely successful player, winning a massive 20 major honours installed in the Hoops midfield.

Not only that, but he’s also emerged as one of the key leaders across the entire club.


It makes sense then that he’s been a large part of the club’s planning when it comes to the ongoing public health crisis, able to understand the feelings of the squad better than anyone.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Lennon explained how important he is: “I speak to Scott all the time about things. He is my go-to guy in the squad about a range of subjects.

“I couldn’t ask for a better captain than him to be honest.

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“He tells you how the dressing room is feeling about a certain situation or whatever and you go from there.

“All of the players in the team respect him and he is a huge figure at the club. So it is only right I speak to him about things.”

Lennon reckons Brown has an even bigger role now in the squad than his first spell as manager, summing up the growth in the captain over the last few years.

Celtic captain Scott Brown and manager Neil Lennon

Celtic captain Scott Brown and manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

When he does one day hang up his boots at Celtic Park it would be no surprise to see him transition immediately into becoming a coach.

Right now though he remains a crucial part of Lennon’s dressing room and is also preferred in the middle of the park to other, younger players.

It doesn’t sound like Lennon has any intention of using him more sparingly anytime soon.

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