Scott Brown asked about managing Celtic one day; names Ange signing he'd love to play with

By Hamish Carton

March 15, 2023

Celtic legend Scott Brown has been back in our headlines over the past 24 hours.

The iconic Hoops captain is north of the border to promote his upcoming night with Mikael Lustig at the Hydro in Glasgow.

Yesterday, 67 Hail Hail got the chance to speak to ‘Broony’ alongside the rest of fan media, while there was also a conference for mainstream outlets.

And today, the Fleetwood Town manager has been answering questions directly from supporters in a Q&A on Celtic’s Twitter feed.

We’ve summarised what he had to say, and there were some interesting topics covered.

First of all, Brown was asked by a fan whether it was his dream to manage Celtic one day.

He gave a dignified response, saying: “At this moment in time my main focus is on Fleetwood. I just hope everything keeps going well at Celtic and at Fleetwood.”

Brown labelled Gordon Strachan as the best manager he’d played under, saying: “He was the one that brought me to the club and the one that was daft enough to offer that money for me.”

Asked for a best 5-a-side team from his Celtic days, he went: Fraser Forster, Kieran Tierney, Virgil van Dijk, Callum McGregor and James Forrest. No strikers there Scott?

Out of the current crop, he said he’d most liked to have played with Reo Hatate.

Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Brown: “He’s got great energy in the middle of the park and he looks like he’s got great drive.”

He also named season 2016/17 as his favourite at Celtic, Andrés Iniesta as his toughest opponent and, most importantly, declared that the hair was here to stay “forever”.

It’s been kind of strange seeing Brown back at Lennoxtown this week, while a new Celtic side continue to motor forward in the pursuit of more trophies.

It is yet more evidence of the club continuing after legendary figures move on. Brown can certainly be classed as one of them.

In other news, Celtic’s Johnny Kenny has earned his first call up for the Ireland under-21s