Ange Postecoglou has opened the door for Scott Brown to make his Parkhead return after leaving Aberdeen this week.
The former Celtic captain joined the Dons in June but only managed 8 months of his deal up north before things turned sour. Scott was brought in as a player coach by ex-Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass and when he got the boot, it was the beginning of the end for Brown at Pittodrie.
Jim Goodwin was made manager and made it clear he wouldn’t be using Scott as a coach. It was enough to prompt talks that ultimately ended in Broony’s early exit.
Now looking for a coaching role, brown isn’t short of offers. From what our manager has said today; Celtic could seriously offer him a deal to return.
“From my perspective, I don’t think anyone should be in any doubt that there will always be an open door here for Scott Brown.
“The guy is one of the legends of this football club and will go down as one of the greatest ever.
“In terms of what he wants to do with his future, he’s best placed to answer that. He’s obviously made a decision right now and then after that, it’s up to him.
“From my perspective, he’s a guy who I’ve admired from afar but having been here for the last nine months and hearing about him and the kind of person he was – as much a footballer – he’s left a massive legacy here at the football club.
“From that perspective, whatever he does in the future I’m sure there will always be a welcome place for him here.”
Ange and Scott’s paths didn’t cross in the summer. The Australian came in when Brown had just left the club. I’m sure they’d have had a few words after Celtic’s games against Aberdeen.
It’s great to hear Ange talk up a potential return.
Hoops fans didn’t give the Celtic legend a proper send off – the lockdown measures at the time prohibited mass gatherings.
To have Brown back at the club in some capacity and help him at the beginning of his coaching career would be brilliant for Scott and the club.