Scott Brown discussed Celtic coaching role with Ange Postecoglou

Scott Brown has revealed that he discussed the possibility of a coaching role at Celtic Park under Ange Postecoglou. The Celtic captain left the club back in the summer of 2021, following the arrival of the former Australia head coach and subsequently ended up signing for Stephen Glass up at Pittodrie with Aberdeen.

The ex-skipper’s powers had been on the wane by that point and it was highly doubtful Postecoglou would have had him in his plans as a starter at least. He enjoyed 14 trophy-laden years at Parkhead with the Hoops and bowed out as a Quadruple Treble winner, even if the Legaue title that year was somewhat crushingly disappointing for the one-time Hibs man.

Ange Postecoglou and Scott Brown are seen during the Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on October 03, 2021 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Brown revealed that Postecoglou and himself had dialogue over a possible move into coaching in Glasgow’s East End when he finally hung up his boots last summer, before he decided to take the plunge and move into management on his own with English League One side, Fleetwood Town. Speaking of Ange and the channel of communication between the two men, he said to Sky Sports, via Football Scotland: “Yeah I spoke to Celtic. I spoke to a few other people as well but I will always have that love for Celtic and watch the games on tele – that’ll never die.

“To have the opportunity to speak to them… I will always speak to Celtic and I still do speak to Celtic. Not on a daily basis but now and then because I’ve got a game coming up too. I’m still tight with some of the lads but it wouldn’t be me if I left and cut all ties. There were some fantastic players that I played with and great friends up there. The place means so much to me as well but it’s now a different part of my life and that’s back there at this moment in time.”

: Scott Brown of Aberdeen interacts with Tom Rogic of Celtic after the Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on October 03, 2021. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The nine-in-a-row-winning midfielder was also quizzed about the upcoming Glasgow Derby match at Paradise on 8 April. Celtic have a tremendous opportunity to put even more distance between themselves and the newest Ibrox club, and Brown – who was no stranger to the intense rivalry throughout his stay at the club – has admitted that he will be looking forward to the match as a spectator instead of being in the heat of battle for a change.

Brown said: “Glasgow derby should be fun and games.” The legendary captain continued: “Fun and games. yeah. I get to watch and chill now but it was never fun and games when I was playing. There’s a lot of pressure building up to the game but your football takes over and your mindset switches off from the fans. You score a goal and you celebrate, you hear it all. But beforehand you’re more focused on your job and what you need to do and where you are on the pitch – more than worrying if 60,000 fans love you or hate you.”

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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