Ange Postecoglou addresses Scott Brown to Celtic reports

By John McGinley

March 10, 2022

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou says former club captain Scott Brown has an “open door” when it comes to a return to the club.

Reports have surfaced this week that Brown could be offered a role in Postecoglou’s coaching set-up at Lennoxtown, specifically in relation to the club’s youth teams. [Scottish Sun]

Asked about that today in his press conference, Postecoglou was clear that Brown will have a job waiting for him at the Bhoys if he wants it.

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Postecoglou said [YouTube]: “From my perspective, I don’t think anyone should be in any doubt that there will always be an open door here for Scott Brown. The guy is one of the legends of this football club and will go down as one of the greatest ever.

“In terms of what he wants to do with his future, he’s best placed to answer that. He’s obviously made a decision right now and then after that, it’s up to him.

“From my perspective, he’s a guy who I’ve admired from afar but having been here for the last nine months and hearing about him and the kind of person he was – as much a footballer – he’s left a massive legacy here at the football club.

“From that perspective, whatever he does in the future I’m sure there will always be a welcome place for him here.”

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Brown is undoubtedly going to have many, many offers on the table over the next few weeks. He’s a high-profile name and a born winner. His ill-fated spell at Aberdeen doesn’t change that perception.

Although he didn’t get the St Mirren manager’s job, he may well fancy waiting to see what comes up in the summer before considering a coaching chance at Celtic.

With Brendan Rodgers also keen on working with his former captain, he has opportunities in England too.

Only Brown can answer where he’ll end up next – he might not know himself right now – but it’s clear he can make an emotional return to the Bhoys if he thinks it’s the best thing for him.

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