Celtic captain Scott Brown will decide on his future at the club come the end of the season, sharing that he’s been having chats with Peter Lawwell and John Kennedy on the issue.
Brown was the player on media duties at Lennoxtown today, fielding questions from various broadcast journalists.
Topics up for discussion included his reaction to Neil Lennon’s resignation and the circumstances surrounding how he found out.
However, most pertinent were his views on his own future.
Brown’s contract expires at the end of the season, and, given some of his performances this season, there are question marks about whether he will continue in the Celtic midfield.
The captain was non-committal with the press but did admit he’s been speaking about the issue behind-the-scenes at Celtic.
He said [Celtic YouTube]: “For me, I play it game by game, we’ll see what’s going to happen at the end of the season.
“Me and Peter [Lawwell] have had a couple of chats, me and John [Kennedy] have had a couple of chats as well. We’ll take it game by game, see how it’s going, see if I’m still able to keep ticking over in games or around about the lads.
“We’ll see what’s best for me at the end of the season.”
The Scott Brown coaching option
While a playing career could be ending, his coaching career is only beginning.
The veteran midfielder was also quizzed today on speculation he could become part of Kennedy’s coaching staff during this interim reign.
However, Brown laughed off that suggestion, claiming he’s still not quite at that grand old age yet!
The captain said: “I’m still too young for that. I’m doing my coaching badges; I’m learning. I’m learning from John quite a lot, from other managers, but now’s not the right time for me to jump into becoming a player-coach or a coach. I think that I’ve still got a lot to offer on the field.”
Brown has achieved so much at the club, and although this season hasn’t gone to plan, he’ll still believe in his own ability, even if sections of the support are growing tired of his performances.
It’ll be fascinating to see what role he has to play under a new manager, on the pitch or behind-the-scenes.