Celtic legend Scott Brown has been sacked as Fleetwood Town manager just a few weeks into the new season.

A statement on the club’s official website said: “Fleetwood Town can confirm Head Coach Scott Brown has left the club with immediate effect. Following a difficult run of results the club reluctantly felt now is the right time to make a change to the First Team management.

“Assistant Head Coach Steven Whittaker will also depart and everyone at the club would like to place on record their thanks to Scott and Steven for their hard work and professionalism during his time at the club.

“The search for his replacement will begin immediately and we will issue a further update on the first team staff in due course.”

Fleetwood have only managed one draw from their opening six League One fixtures, with the other five matches ending in defeat. They were beaten 2-1 away to Charlton Athletic yesterday, sealing Brown’s fate.

The news will be disappointing for young Celtic loanees Adam Montgomery and Bosun Lawal who were sent to work under Brown for the season. Former Bhoys youngster Scott Robertson also plays for Fleetwood.

Brown had a strong first season at Fleetwood, finishing mid-table and guiding the club to a historic FA Cup run, the best they’ve ever had. In that context, this decision will look pretty harsh to outsiders.

Sheffield Wednesday v Fleetwood Town: Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
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It’s unclear what the future now holds for the legendary Celtic captain, but it’s likely not going to be his last stint in management or coaching.

Celtic fans will be watching his situation and progress closely given his strong association with the club. All the best in the future, Broony!

In other news, Brendan Rodgers talks up new Celtic signings ahead of Ibrox trip.

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