Brown can use experience to lead Celtic through turmoil

By John Reid

February 27, 2019

Celtic have been rocked by a managerial bombshell. The club have given permission for Brendan Rodgers to speak to Leicester City about becoming their next boss.

Should Rodgers leave, Neil Lennon will reportedly take over on an interim basis until the end of the season. The Hoops will begin life without Rodgers with an away trip to Tynecastle to face Hearts.

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Experienced players must lead

That is followed by a Scottish Cup tie against Hibernian and Celtic will need to count on all their most experienced players during what could be a tricky couple of weeks.

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Perhaps the player they will rely on most is Scott Brown. Brown has seen and done it all at Celtic. He has seen managerial changes in the past, and perhaps most importantly, was captain of the side when Lennon was previously Celtic manager.

Thrive on proving the doubters wrong

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Some people might expect Celtic to buckle at Tynecastle and Easter Road. Brown is the sort of player who would thrive on proving the doubters wrong.

He could well-serve as an on-pitch lieutenant for John Kennedy, who will be taking the team into one of the most hostile environments in Scottish football.

Brown’s suspension against Motherwell means that he will come into the match fully fit and raring to go. The Hoops will need him to be at his very best to lead the side to three points. It’s a job he is no doubt looking forward to.