Celtic captain Scott Brown wrote another chapter in his long and illustrious career on Thursday night when he led the Hoops to their first ever win in Italy.
Brown was at the heart of Celtic’s 2-1 win over Lazio, as he drove the Hoops to a famous victory. One man impressed with Brown’s performance was Celtic boss Neil Lennon. So impressed was Lennon that he thinks Brown should play on for as many years as possible, and not even contemplate retirement.
“There is no way”
“People talk of him retiring. Well there is no way. There is much more to come in the next 18 months, and he is one of the finest captains in the club’s history” Lennon said, as reported by the Daily Record.
“You see his performance there and that is the embodiment of what Scott Brown means to Celtic.”
Brown has certainly experienced a career renaissance under Brendan Rodgers, and now Neil Lennon. At one time it looked like injuries were going to curtail his Celtic career. Thankfully, that has not been the case.
Brown has gone from strength to strength in the last few seasons. He is playing like a man who is far younger than 34.
Signed new deal earlier this year
With regards to Brown’s retirement, the player signed a two-year contract with the Hoops in January. That deal keeps him at Celtic until 2021.
The player may feel at the end of next season, with 10 in a row hopefully won, that it is a good time to retire. However, if the player can keep playing at a similar level as he as been recently, then perhaps he could sign another contract with the club.
Neil Lennon certainly seems keen for Brown to continue playing. That will be up to the player. Brown might well be taking things one season at a time. However, the prospect of the player hanging up his boots must seem remote following his performance in Rome.