Fleetwood Town owner in total awe of Scott Brown's Celtic achievements

By David Walton

May 16, 2022

Fleetwood Town owner Andy Pilley has pointed to Scott Brown’s “exceptional” Celtic achievements as the reason he appointed him as manager.

Broony is getting prepared to tackle his first ever role in management having left Parkhead last summer. A fruitless stint as Aberdeen assistant boss under Stephen Glass didn’t work out as planned, but Scott has managed to land a managerial role in League One ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

The Celtic icon has commanded the respect and admiration of many players throughout the years, with his glittering trophy-laden CV a huge part of it. Brown won 22 trophies at Celtic Park after his maiden cup win with Hibs, as he became a Parkhead legend after an era of sheer dominance as club captain.

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And as Pilley talked up Fleetwood’s appointment of Brown, he believes they’ve bagged a serial winner that can help take the club to the next level.

As quoted by the Blackpool Gazzette, Pilley said: “I’m delighted, I think Scott has got all the attributes to go and be a top manager. It was a huge decision, when we decided we would go in a different direction we were then inundated with applicants.

“We wanted someone who is a proven winner and Scott is definitely that, 23 trophies is just unreal, it’s exceptional. We just wanted a leader of men. When I think of a leader of men I think of Scott Brown because he just epitomises what a club captain should be and I’m sure he can take that skill set into management.”

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Scott Brown “a leader of men” as Celtic achievements shine through

You just knew that when Brown secured his first managerial role that it was always going to be at a decent level. He earned that via his Celtic playing days.

Let’s not also forget the fact that he worked under Brendan Rodgers and did plenty of coaching with the Celtic youth teams over the years. Whilst it’s his first job as a number 1, he’s had plenty of schooling in recent times.

Brown has taken former Rangers defender Steven Whittaker with him to the League One club ahead of the new season as his assistant. The pair came through the Hibs ranks and played together at Easter Road before joining differing sides of the Glasgow divide.

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Celtic supporters will be taking a keen interest to see where Broony goes from here of course. His managerial career just looks destined to see him end up at Parkhead one day. But in order for that to become reality, he’s going to need to impress elsewhere with Fleetwood being his first stop.

The Cod Army only just finished above the relegation spots as they cemented their place in England’s third-tier. Brown will be hoping to put a squad together that can not only compete in the division next season but potentially battle it out for the promotion playoff positions.

It’s just great to finally see him in management. Now, it’s time to see whether he can make a success of it.

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