Former Celtic captain Scott Brown has had his say after leaving his position as Fleetwood Town manager last weekend.
The English League One side parted ways with the Bhoys icon despite a solid debut season in charge last term.
Poor results at the start of this campaign had left them in a relegation position and in the cutthroat world of English football, quick sackings are common.
On Instagram this evening, Brown said: “I am sad to leave Fleetwood Town Football Club after only 15 months as Head Coach, but I would like to thank the Board for giving me the opportunity to join the club last May.
“We worked hard throughout our time at the club, after a challenging start, to continue the club’s excellent record in League One. I was fully committed to the club and was excited to sign a new contract in the summer, with ambitions to build on our 13th place finish last season and record-breaking FA Cup run.
“However, the disappointing start to the season has resulted in a situation in which Steven Whittaker, Barry Nicholson and I have left the club. I would like to thank Steven, Barry and Owain Fôn Williams for their support and hard work on and off the pitch. I would also like to thank the wider staff team at the club, who show up every day to make sure the team can perform to the highest possible level.
“The group as a whole have taken responsibility for the performances and poor results in the past month, but I am proud of the success we shared as a team last season and I expect the team to pull together and climb the table soon. I’d like to thank each of the players for their efforts during my time at the club.
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“Thank you to the fans who welcomed me to their club and got behind me last season. I wish the club the very best for the future and I look forward to watching the players’ and team’s progress in the years to come.
“I have really enjoyed my first experience as a manager and I look forward to taking what I have learnt at Fleetwood into my next role in football.”
Brown will likely be keen to stay in management. If that’s not possible, coaching roles will surely be available to him as he continues to learn his trade post-retirement.
Hopes will be high he can rebound from this and use any mistakes or setbacks as fuel for a successful career. As stated, there was no shame in his debut campaign, especially a historic FA Cup run.
He’ll get a chance somewhere soon.