Report: Why Scott Brown declined Celtic trophy day offer

By David Walton

May 11, 2022

Scott Brown has politely declined the opportunity to be a part of Celtic’s trophy day celebrations, the Scottish Daily Mail reports [print edition, 11/05, back page].

There was talk after Broony’s retirement about the possibility of him handing over the Scottish Premiership trophy to Callum McGregor after Celtic faced Motherwell on Saturday.

However, the Scottish Daily Mail believes this offer has been turned down. The report states that Brown was reluctant to steal the thunder from McGregor on such a big occasion.

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Instead, Brown’s attention has turned to Fleetwood Town after winning the race to be their next manager. It’s claimed by the Mail that he will be named as the permanent manager of the League One club next week.

Yesterday, it was reported that the Celtic legend was in talks with both Fleetwood and Raith Rovers over their managerial vacancies [The Courier]. However, it looks as though Scott is set to make his way south to begin his career in the dugout.

Brown leaves Scottish football having won 23 winner’s medals including 22 at Celtic Park.

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Scott Brown makes classy decision as he decides against Celtic Park return

This isn’t unlike Broony to make such a classy decision. It would’ve been easy for him to come to Parkhead for the trophy day celebrations and do the hand-off. But it appears as though he’s putting the current captain first.

Brown would’ve had every right to accept the offer and feel as though he had more than earned it. It also would’ve given him the opportunity to receive the Celtic Park send-off his Hoops career deserves.

However, he doesn’t want to take the spotlight away from Callum and that has to be both admired and respected. Instead, he’s clearly ready to press ahead with his new managerial role in League One.

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It’ll be absolutely fascinating to see how Scott gets on as his own man. Being a number 2 to Stephen Glass just didn’t work out, but that shouldn’t be taken as a sign of how his own managerial career will go. Scott will have plenty of his own ideas and has certainly worked with some top players and managers in the past who he can bounce things off.

One day, he’ll make his way back to Parkhead. Whether that be in a managerial, coaching, or simply a spectator capacity. That’s when he’ll get the appreciation and the roar he was robbed of due to Covid last season.

For now, we wish him all the best in his new role as soon as official confirmation comes in.

In other news, Dundee United struggling ahead of Celtic clash with 4 big first-team stars missing