SCOTT BROWN looks set to STAY at Celtic after the player turned down a lucrative offer to go play football in Australia with Western Melbourne and instead sign a new two-year deal with Celtic.
The Celtic captain was expected to sign a new deal last year, but the interest from the newly formed Australian side meant the issue was prolonged while he and his family thought things over.
Western Melbourne were offering Brown a great deal which would take him to a new, warmer climate where he could help spearhead a brand new side.
However, the pull of Celtic and still being a part of the club for the immediate future seems too much for Broony to pass up. The midfielder is heavily involved off the field as well as on it and has made no secret he wants to go into coaching.
Scott could likely walk into a full-time coaching job with the club when the time was right.
Speaking about missing out on the player Lou Sticca who is part of the Western Melbourne consortium and a Celtic fan himself said: “We are delighted for Scott to extend his glorious career at Celtic.
“While we are disappointed Scott will not be joining our inaugural campaign we fully understand what Celtic means to Scott and what Scott means to Celtic.”