Stephen Glass provides update on Celtic captain Scott Brown's coaching badge progress
Stephen Glass has revealed that Celtic captain is already taking his coaching badges.
The new Aberdeen boss acted quickly to secure Broony for next season [Sky Sports]. Having played together at Hibs, Glass and Brown will be aiming to turn Aberdeen from an effective, if unglamorous side, into an entertaining, attacking outfit.
And Glass has already heralded the iconic Celtic captain’s coaching potential. Broony’s status in coaching isn’t widely known at this stage. However, he’s been working away on his UEFA badges, and may well be influential at Lennoxtown already.
Glass said [Glasgow Live]:
“Scott has done his bits and pieces and is very close to finishing his A Licence. If people are not in the spotlight coaching, people think they are not coaching.
“That has almost happened with myself a wee bit. However, Scott is doing his hours coaching. He is maybe concentrating more on the football side now, because he knows what’s coming.
“As you get further on in your career, you have to focus on the playing side. However, it is important that people are not pigeonholing him into something that he is not.
“Scott is going to be a very, very good coach. He is probably a good coach already, I need to see it first hand, but I know what we are getting.”
Celtic captain is a born winner: don’t expect that to change at Aberdeen
There’s a growing sense, with all the hype around Scott Brown currently, that Aberdeen are on to a winner, here. While he’s definitely slowed down as a player, the experience and leadership he’ll bring the Dons will be hugely valuable. Arguably, Aberdeen have lacked real leadership since Shinnie was marshalling the midfield.
Undoubtedly, to opposition fans, Brown is a controversial character. However, his fighting spirit and his charisma are valuable attributes. He seems like perfect fodder for the cool and collected Stephen Glass, who already has valuable experience from coaching at Atlanta.
By all appearances, it’s been a smooth transition to life after Derek McInnes for Aberdeen. They have a chairman who’s willing to speak to supporters. From a distance, you can understand why Dons fans will be feeling optimistic about next season, even if Broony is an awkward fit for some.
It’s also interesting that Celtic clearly had ambitions to help Scott Brown into coaching. They might well be regretting the offer they made to the outgoing captain. It seems inevitable that Broony will return to Paradise in some capacity in the future, but for the meantime he’s landed a fantastic internship in the North East.