The classy reason behind Scott Brown’s Celtic Park decision

Scott Brown has reportedly rejected the chance to appear at Celtic Park next weekend to be involved with the trophy lift as he would instead his former teammate Callum McGregor gets to make the most of his moment lifting the title. McGregor will get his hands on the Premiership trophy next Saturday when Motherwell visit Paradise and the 36-year-old decided not to have a part in trophy day proceedings as he wants his successor to have his day.

The Mail, via The Record, report that Brown decided against the appearance as The Scottish Champions are presented with their title. The report also states that Brown is expected to take up his first managerial role with a gig with Fleetwood Town.

Brown rejected the chance to remain at Celtic in order to take up a player-coach role under his pal, Stephen Glass. He played a big part in taking four points off Rangers, something that may have been vital in the hunt for the league title. 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. You would imagine that he is seeking to put his coaching badges to good use and build up experience 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 make it as a coach will motivate Brown, a serial winner, to keep going ahead of his start in football. If he gets the Fleetwood job, you would expect a few Celts to head to Highbury for a reunion on loan with Brown.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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