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Scott Brown has opened up about old times at Celtic and how it all could have been different if Tony Mowbray had got his way while in charge.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Brown admitted there was a breakdown in their relationship as the club went through turmoil on the park.

Mowbray who he was once close to, tried to end Brown’s Celtic career very prematurely when things weren’t going Celtic’s way.

The Celtic captain was taken aback when Mowbray told him to look for a new club.

As soon as he put the word out that his Celtic career looked over, it was Newcastle and Premier League giants Spurs came calling.

Only problem was – Brown wanted Celtic stay.

“I didn’t want to leave. I enjoyed playing for Celtic and all my family were here.

“But now I’m being told to find myself a new club.

“I had to get back on the phone and tell people I think I might be free to leave in January.

“Then all these offers start coming in and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Well, whatever happens happens’.

“I had an offer from Newcastle. There had been also interest from Harry Redknapp at Spurs”

“So I’m sitting there thinking if I should go or not.”

It went from one extreme to the other when just a month after Brown had declined to move from the club he came on as a sub for Celtic and Mowbray told him to go get the captains armband and he would be the captain going forward.

This probably epitomised Mowbray’s tenure at the club. So much indecision and upheaval which unsettled the squad.

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