Former centenary Celt, Joe Miller, has claimed Celtic fell asleep at the wheel when they let go of former Celtic captain Scott Brown at the end of last season.
Broony bowed out during a season of incredible upheaval with no fans inside the stadium. The club lacked direction and purpose. It meant Scott was free to head out to Aberdeen and sign a pre-contract with the Dons when the Hoops still wanted to keep him around.
Scott had the chance of a fresh break and knew that there would be a complete overhaul in the summer that would see him fall down the pecking order at the club.
Joe Miller believes it was a mistake to let Broony, speaking to Football Scotland he said: “From my own personal point of view, I don’t think Broony should ever have leftCeltic.
“He should have been utilised at some point, either as a player-coach or assisting the young boys.
“Everybody fell asleep at the wheel last year, manager and directors. It’s been rectified, Celtic are back on course, Broony has left and obviously felt it was the time that he could go and let somebody else take over.
“But he’s an asset and I’m sure Celtic would have him back if the opportunity ever arose.”
There was no doubt Scott was becoming less and less of an influence on the pitch. There were plenty of supporters who would have liked to see Scott retire and take on a coaching role at the club.
Joe is correct, there will be lots of people at Celtic who would like to see him return in the not too distant future. Brown is a Hoops Legend and has a desire to go into management.
The midfielder signed a two-year deal with Aberdeen under Stephen Glass who has now departed as Aberdeen’s boss. Jim Goodwin is now in charge and it remains to be seen if he sees value in keeping Brown around beyond this season.