Scott Brown on why he didn't continue under Ange Postecoglou at Celtic

By Sam Preston

February 15, 2023

Scott Brown has been asked if he would have liked to play under the management of Ange Postecoglou at Celtic.

In a podcast with the Daily Record, Brown was asked how he would have enjoyed life under the Australian at Parkhead.

Brown left for Aberdeen in the summer of 2021, which is when Ange took over before setting about restoring Celtic to their former heights.

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The pair never got a chance to work together and now Brown is the manager of Fleetwood Town, embarking on a new challenge in his life.

Brown on how he’d have found life under Postecoglou

Brown said: “Him as a manager, his coaching style and his philosophy, yes (I’d have enjoyed working with Ange).

“But I felt it was my time to leave Celtic, 100 per cent. I didn’t want to stay there and people remembered me being slow, old, can’t go out wide, got to stay within a four yard radius.

“Even though I did that half my career! I was quick over that four yards! If people remember me, I want them to remember I had energy; bursting forward, winning trophies. I loved every single moment of it.

“Being there and not playing games really, that would not have been for me. As soon as you drop from Celtic, it’s a huge drop and the harder it was going to be for myself.”

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It would have been great to see Brown play under Ange, but the midfielder felt the time was right to move on and he has started impressively in management.

Top players do not want to sit around and become bit-part players, and Brown took the decision not to tarnish the memories Celtic fans have of him.

And it has allowed other players to step into the breach, kickstarting a new era at Celtic under Ange, which could hardly be going much better.