Report: Celtic legend Scott Brown wants Steven Whittaker as his assistant manager

By John McGinley

May 5, 2022

Former Celtic captain Scott Brown is keen on the Raith Rovers job and will look to bring Steven Whittaker with him, The Courier reports.

The paper says that Brown is open to discussions with the Fife outfit and would seek to appoint Whittaker as his assistant manager following John McGlynn’s departure to Falkirk.

Whittaker is currently a coach at Dunfermline, where Brown is doing some training work under former Celtic defender John Hughes.

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Scott Brown is obviously close to Whittaker. They remain good friends having come through the Hibernian youth set-up together. They also played together with Scotland.

However, he’s also a former Rangers foe, playing at Ibrox between 2007 and 2012, a significant chunk of Brown’s Celtic career.

Brown was heavily linked to the St Mirren job when Jim Goodwin left for Aberdeen and even held discussions with the club. However, they went for a more experienced choice in Stephen Robinson.

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This week, Brown has also been linked with the Fleetwood Town job in English League One.

The Courier reports that when it comes to Raith Rovers his main competition is two more of his former Hibs teammates, Kevin Thomson of Kelty Hearts and Airdrie boss Ian Murray.

Everyone is eager to see what’s in store for Brown when it comes to coaching in his own right and hopefully he manages to bag a job this summer!

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