Scott Brown signs new deal, Celtic manager in waiting

Celtic legend Scott Brown has extended his deal to remain as Fleetwood Town manager. The 38-year-old penned a two-year deal as he committed his future to The Cod Army.

In a week of turbulence with the League One side, Brown’s extension is a stabilising factor as they prepare for the new season.

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 allows Brown to build up experience outwith the glare of Scottish football potentially with a long-term view to seal the Celtic job one day.

The midfielder bowed out at Celtic after 620 appearances, 46 goals and 22 trophies in the Green and White. The opportunity to continue what he’s started at Fleetwood.

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  1. Rabbie Burns on

    What? Same as Gerrard at Liverpool? Just cos you played for a team for a long time doesn’t make you good enough to ever manage them. Fleetwood is hardly a proving ground for Celtic.

    • Can be true. But Gerrard was never a success as a manager. He failed in both of his posts to date, respectfully only dashing away from Glasgow after four almost barren years with a single exception and that only due to the interception of the combination of covid, SFA assists, government assistance and a major Celtic slump, also assisted by SFA and government.
      Gerrard was exposed at Villa very quickly.
      In fairness and absolute honesty, Gerrard cannot be claimed as a successful manager. In fact, he can only be classed a failed manager.
      But Broonie has been very different.
      He went in with smarts, less fanfare, without the gurantee of SFA backing like Gerrard had, even though it took him four years to be able to use capitalize on it. Broonie did it on oure ability. He did it on skills and ability, just like on the park.
      Gerrard is there today because of his name. They are very rich, but don’t like throwing money away. He will not last long once they see he is doing just that.

      • Rabbie Burns on

        My point was that even as a player everyone said SG would manage Liverpool one day etc etc .. I don’t need a completely pointless SG history lesson from you! smfh. He was used as a comparison, not as the actual point (which you completely missed, smart-boy!)
        Broony did what on pure ability? Fleetwood finished 15th in their league FFS! Didn’t win any trophy 🤷‍♂️ I wouldn’t class that as a success, and I have absolutely nothing against him, I actually like him, but to say he is a future Celtic manager is just plain non-sensical, based on one average season at Fleetwood feckin Town 😂😂