Willie Miller wants Aberdeen to take advantage of Celtic "uncertainty" and bag Scott Brown

By David Walton

March 14, 2021

Willie Miller appears to think Aberdeen actually have a chance of landing Scott Brown due to the “uncertainty” at Celtic Park.

On Friday it had been reported by the Scottish Sun that Dons managerial candidate Stephen Glass wanted Brown alongside him in the Pittodrie dugout. With Brown likely to take up a coaching role when his playing days are over, it represents an intriguing opportunity.

The Daily Record reported yesterday that Celtic are set to offer Brown a new contract. However, whilst he reportedly wants to continue playing, he isn’t keen on a bit-part role.

And Aberdeen legend Miller bizarrely believes that the “uncertainty” surrounding Celtic ahead of next season could see the Dons look more attractive.

In what was some bemusing logic from the BBC pundit, he said the following yesterday on Sportsound [BBC Radio Scotland, 13/03, 14:35]:

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“If I am chairman of Aberdeen then I’d be taking advantage of the uncertainty at Celtic Park and I would offer Scott Brown the opportunity.

“I think at some point Scott would want to be a manager but there are some players who are happy to be assistants. I don’t think Scott has that type of personality.

“Take advantage of the uncertainty at Celtic Park, if they think Stephen Glass is the man then go and get him. Get his team and give him the opportunity between now and the end of the season to work with the players and build for the new season.”

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Unfortunately for Aberdeen, Brown is hardly likely to be worried about an overhaul. It’s not as if he’ll be sitting there nervous about what his own future holds.

Remember, the likes of John Kennedy have made it clear that it’s in Brown’s hands whether he wants a new deal or not [Scottish Sun]. It’s not as if he’s sitting on the edge of his seat wondering whether a new manager will keep him on.

Granted, it’s difficult to know where Celtic see Brown starting his coaching career. Do they provide him with a role with the development squad? Does he immediately become a first-team coach? The opportunity of jumping over to Scotland’s third biggest club and becoming an assistant boss is a big opportunity.

Scott Brown hasn’t been himself this season / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

But Brown’s decision won’t be based on a fear of uncertainty. He’s been through plenty of Parkhead overhauls for that to overwhelm him.

You have to imagine there will be a hunger deep within Brown after how this season has gone. This isn’t how he’ll want to bow out of Parkhead – having lost the title in such weak fashion.

Don’t be surprised if he’s lining up for Celtic again come the start of his next season. The standards he sets will almost certainly ensure a need to reclaim the Premiership.

In other news, James Forrest has answered whether he’ll be ready to start the Glasgow derby or not.