Simon Donnelly wants Scott Brown added to Celtic coaching staff

By John Reid

March 8, 2019

Former Celtic title winner Simon Donnelly has made an intriguing suggestion as to who should be added to the Hoops coaching staff.

Donnelly, who won the league with the Hoops in 1998, would like to see current Hoops skipper Scott Brown added to Neil Lennon’s backroom.

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Donnelly made the suggestion on Twitter. He believes that the move would have a similar impact to Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s appointment at Manchester United.

An intriguing suggestion

The idea is certainly an intriguing one. However, it is unlikely that either the club or the player will want to take up the role at the moment.

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The Hoops already have a decent backroom staff at the moment. The likes of John Kennedy and Damien Duff are assisting interim boss Lennon.

It could also be considered that Brown is already a type of coach on the park anyway. He is usually the player who takes messages from the manager, and delivers them to the rest of his team-mates.

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Won’t want to stop playing yet

With the Hoops potentially only two titles away from winning ‘ten in a row, Brown won’t want to wind down his playing days just yet.

There is no doubt he could be a coach in the future. Perhaps one day he could even join the coaching staff at Celtic.

However, the time is not yet right for Brown to be appointed to the Hoops coaching staff. Let him concentrate on leading the Hoops to a third successive domestic treble.