Report: Details of the pathway Celtic have for Scott Brown; what Hoops told him when he left
Details of the pathway Celtic have available for Scott Brown have been reported by the Scottish Sun.
Brown is a free agent after officially leaving Aberdeen yesterday in what’s been a short spell at Pittodrie as a player/coach. The Celtic legend joined up in the Granite City with Stephen Glass in the summer, but with Glass’ sacking earlier this year, Brown has also moved to call time on his Dons tenure.
Now, the Scottish Sun believes Celtic would welcome Brown back to Parkhead with open arms. This comes after they reportedly told him that the door would be open to him for a coaching return when he wanted it.
The report states that Brown could be offered a place within the B team in the senior academy set-up. The view there would be to work up through the levels.
One of the key reasons Brown left Aberdeen was said to be due to the fact that there was no option to continue his coaching work [Daily Record].
But the Sun believes Celtic would be willing to create a pathway for Brown if he wants to fully retire. It’s stated in the report that there will be no shortage of playing offers for him.
Scott Brown Celtic return doesn’t look outside the realms of possibility
This is starting to feel more and more as if it has genuine legs to it. Brown’s return to Parkhead would certainly be an emotional one, but it’s clear it would only be in a coaching capacity if anything.
Some may have concerns about this not being an Ange Postecoglou appointment. But that wouldn’t overly matter. Tommy McIntyre and Stephen McManus, who both work with the B team, weren’t exactly Ange appointments either. Neither were his first-team coaches like John Kennedy either.
Brown is clearly looking for a route into coaching, but it’s unclear in what capacity. It’s important to remember he was working as an assistant manager at one of the biggest clubs in the country. It could be that he wants to now be working only with senior players.
So if that was to be the case, an instant return to Celtic Park wouldn’t be likely. We can’t just open up a spot for him because he’s in need of a new gig. Ange has a settled coaching staff at Parkhead, and it’s too late into the season to be tinkering with it now.
Alternatively, Brown could be one of the names Neil Lennon wants to work with him in Cyprus. That would certainly be an interesting option for him. No doubt it’s something Lennon would be open to also given the relationship between the pair.
But for now, we await Brown’s final decision on where he sees his long-term future. An emotional return to Celtic Park would certainly get the tongues wagging, even if it was only into the B team.