Report: Celtic legend Scott Brown to call time on his glittering career

By Euan Davidson

March 8, 2022

Celtic legend Scott Brown is set to call time on his glittering career, according to a report.

The Daily Record have stated that Scott Brown is to tear up his remaining contract at Aberdeen. His aim is to pursue a move into coaching, with an eye on management. Having moved to Aberdeen as a player/coach in the summer of 2021 under Stephen Glass, it hasn’t quite worked out.

Glass was replaced by Jim Goodwin, after a poor run of results from the Dons. That called Broony’s career into question, despite having impressed in spells for the Granite City side.

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Aberdeen and Scott Brown are working on an immediate cancellation of his contract, according to the report. At 37, Brown has had an outstanding career. He made over 600 appearances for Celtic, won 55 caps for Scotland, representing the nation as its captain, and won 22 trophies at Celtic including 9 titles in a row. He won 23 trophies in total.

The Daily Record believe an official announcement will be made by Aberdeen soon. The Dons brought Broony in to great fanfare, making him club captain, and a key part of the brave new era under Stephen Glass.

Unfortunately, Aberdeen haven’t had a season to remember. The Dons sit a lowly tenth [Sky Sports], with a meagre 32 points from 30 games. Aberdeen were a perennial top-three challenger during the tenure of Derek McInnes, and it’s a dramatic fall for the Dons.

That’s not Scott Brown’s fault, of course. However, with Jim Goodwin making his mark on Aberdeen, it seems Scott Brown will seek new opportunities.

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Scott Brown has done nothing wrong, but Aberdeen departure makes sense

A Celtic legend, it seemed like a scary new frontier for Celtic when the number 8 left Parkhead. As if enough wasn’t changing, we had to get used to Broony wearing different colours.

It was a move that made utter sense at the time. His performances for Celtic weren’t quite what they were, and it was clear the Hoops would be going in a different direction without him. With Ange Postecoglou coming in, it’s hard to see how Broony would’ve fitted in, tactically. Having lost some of his pace, and with Callum McGregor more than ready to step up, it made sense.

It also made sense for Aberdeen. Having a serial Scottish Premiership winner seemed only like a boost for the Dons.

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With Stephen Glass, a relative rookie manager coming in, having a close confidante in Brown looked like a very sensible decision.

It’s sad, then, that it hasn’t worked out. And if this report is to be believed, we’ve seen the last of Scott Brown on a football pitch.

Still; if so? What a fantastic career.

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