Scott Brown sends emotional Instagram message; hints at Celtic return

By David Walton

May 20, 2021

Departing captain Scott Brown has today sent out an emotional Instagram message to the Celtic supporters as he offered hope of a future return.

Broony hs officially hung up his Celtic boots and traded them in for the red of Aberdeen. His new role at Pittodrie will see him become the club’s new player-assistant as he embarks on his first steps into coaching.

However, it brings to an end an era of total dominance in Glasgow for Brown. Since signing for the club back in 2007 from Hibernian, he’s managed an unreal 22 trophy successes. Not to mention his Champions League last-16 runs with the club too.

He leaves an icon and a figure that will be remembered for generations. However, as he gets set to start on his coaching journey, he offered up some hope of a return to Celtic Park in his farewell address:

Scott Brown will be back at Celtic in some capacity

You can bet your bottom dollar that we haven’t seen the last of Scott Brown at Celtic Park. And I don’t just mean when he returns as an opposition player/coach next season.

It will undoubtedly be Brown’s future goal to be a Celtic manager in his own right. Where that journey may take him is anyone’s guess. It could lead him back to being a first-team coach or assistant boss at Parkhead before taking up the top job.

He has too much of a connection with the club now for this to be it. Too much of a bond with it to go into coaching and never aspire to work in the Celtic Park dugout. Just ask the likes of James Forrest who’s been there for the vast majority of Brown’s Celtic career [Glasgow Times].

Scott Brown didn’t get the send off at Celtic he deserves (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Of course, he isn’t guaranteed that role by any stretch. He’ll have to earn it just like many managers have to. Granted, the route may be simpler for him given his affinity with the football club. A successful spell with Aberdeen and many will be calling for Brown to get the call.

But let’s see what his style’s like in the dugout. That’s the million-dollar question that still needs to be answered. We know Broony is one of the greatest players and figures to ever grace Parkhead as a player. Let’s see what inroads he can make in coaching.

First up, however, he’ll come back to Parkhead as an opposition player and hopefully in front of a packed Celtic Park. He needs to get the send-off his stunning career deserves.

In other news, Peter Lawwell has released a statement thanking Celtic fans for their support.