Celtic legend Scott Brown leaves Fleetwood Town

Celtic legend Scott Brown has left his role as Fleetwood Town manager with immediate effect. The 38-year-old was into his second season with The Cod Army but with just one point from their opening six games, the decision has been taken by the League One side.

Broony actually signed a new deal in the summer and reaffirmed his commitment to the club after a turbulent summer. In a statement on Sunday morning, Fleetwood confirmed that the difficult decision to make a managerial change had been taken.

Brown rejected the chance to remain at Celtic in order to take up a player-coach role under his pal, Stephen Glass. However, following the sacking of Glass and subsequent replacement Jim Goodwin informing Brown that his coaching opportunities would be limited, he made the decision to walk away from the North East.

Scott Brown of Celtic is seen during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It was a perhaps surprising move when Brown was announced as the manager of Fleetwood Town. After a slow start, Brown put his coaching badges to good use sealing a mid-table finish as well as the club’s best ever FA Cup run. The opportunity in League One allowed Brown to build up experience outwith the glare of Scottish football potentially with a long-term view to seal the Celtic job one day. However, it looks as if he will need to develop elsewhere after this news.

The midfielder bowed out at Celtic after 620 appearances, 46 goals and 22 trophies in the Green and White. He did also take a number of Celtic players to the North West of England, namely Adam Montgomery and Bosun Lawal. It will be interesting to see what happens with them.

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