Fleetwood Town have announced that Lee Johnson, recently sacked by Hibernian, will be taking charge of the club following the departure of Scott Brown.

Celtic icon Brown was dismissed last weekend following a poor start to the season, despite positive signs in his debut campaign at the club.

Johnson was similarly dismissed by Hibs in the early stages of the season after some poor results in Europe and the Scottish Premiership.

On the news, Fleetwood CEO Steve Curwood said: “We are delighted to attract someone with the calibre and record of Lee Johnson to Fleetwood Town – we see this move as a real statement of intent at the club.

“During the process, we made it clear we were looking for an experienced manager who can help take what we feel is a very good squad up the table, and help to develop the club as a whole.

“We were hugely impressed by the number of impressive candidates and after a thorough interview process, Lee was the stand-out candidate.”

The news impacts two Celtic players out on loan at the Cods – Bosun Lawal and Adam Montgomery.

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The pair were sent on loan for the season to work under Brown, but are now facing a period working with Johnson – who had become a bit of a comedy figure in Scottish football before his Easter Road exit.

Lawal has made three appearances since making his transfer window switch, while Montgomery has also recently made his debut.

Celtic will be watching the situations of both players closely with the change of regime to ensure they continue to get the opportunities to develop.

In other news, Celtic pair rested as international demolition prompts managerial sacking.

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