Scott Brown: Former Celtic captain becomes Fleetwood Town manager | Football News

Former Celtic captain Scott Brown has been named as the brand new Fleetwood City supervisor.

The League One membership has mentioned a variety of potential appointments, however has been an “excellent candidate” in keeping with chairman Andy Pilley, who described Brown as “a born chief, sequence winner and extremely critical about being a profitable supervisor”.

The function was Brown’s first administration function after leaving Aberdeen for 9 months on a two-year contract the place he was player-coach below former boss Stephen Glass, however solely after Jim Goodwin left when he arrived “to deal with teaching improvement”.

The 36-year-old was shortlisted at St Mirren earlier than appointing Stephen Robinson and can also be linked to the vacant place at Raith Rovers.

Brown is gearing as much as make his England managerial look after saying his retirement final week, ending a 19-year profession with a complete of 787 appearances for Hibernian, Celtic and Aberdeen and profitable 55 Scotland appearances.

“I’ve at all times had an actual need to maneuver into administration and I can not wait to fulfill and get began with the forged and workers,” stated Brown. “The exhausting work begins now – now I am trying ahead to getting on the grass.”

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The perfect of former Hibernian, Celtic and Scotland midfielder Scott Brown – the 36-year-old participant is saying his retirement.

He has received 10 Scottish Premiership titles with Celtic – 9 consecutive between 2011-12 and 2019-20 victories. Brown, who will flip 37 subsequent month, additionally performed a key function on the quartet trio that received home trios each season between 2016-17 and 2019-20.

‘Captain, chief, legend’

Scott Brown's last game at home to Celtic was played in an empty stadium.
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Scott Brown’s final recreation at dwelling to Celtic was performed in an empty stadium.

Brown’s illustrious profession started with the Hibernian, however he’s greatest remembered for his 14-year stint with Celtic and his spectacular Scottish profession.

After his League Cup success at Easter Highway, the midfielder joined Celtic from Hibs in 2007 for £4.4m – a file switch price between the 2 Scottish golf equipment.

Throughout his 14 years on the membership, he grew to become a membership legend, holding prime 10 titles at Celtic in addition to lifting six Scottish Cups and 6 League Cups.

Along with an undefeated season in Brendan Rodgers’ first 12 months as supervisor, Brown captained the Parkhead staff 4 instances in a row.

Scott Brown is one of the most decorated players in Scottish football.
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Scott Brown is among the most embellished gamers in Scottish soccer.


Usually having fun with the function of a pantomime villain, Brown appeared in 44 video games towards Previous Agency rivals Rangers and had a 51 p.c win price on the fixture.

Brown made his 600th look for Celtic on 6 December 2020, however solely three months later it was confirmed that he would go away on the finish of the season to affix Aberdeen.

The fairy story he had hoped for at Celtic didn’t come to an finish, regardless of a season with no trophy and his final recreation being performed in an empty stadium. Nevertheless, this didn’t forestall using the identical three phrases after the match: captain, chief, legend.

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