According to reports today, Celtic and more specifically Brendan Rodgers has sanctioned a TWO-year deal for Scott Brown in order to fend off serious interest from Australia.
Scott is just weeks away from being able to discuss terms with any club he wants to with his current Celtic deal running out in the summer.
Western Melbourne, who have just been granted an A-League licence are very keen on bringing the Celtic captain to Australia
Brendan Rodgers spoke last month about affording Broony the time to make a decsision on his future but it’s now looking like the Celtic manager is becoming more pro-active to make sure his captain stays.
The reported two-year deal on the table also includes a coaching role within the club.
Speaking about Brown situation, and a coaching role leading to management, Rodgers said.
“He is a really influential figure in the changing room. Whatever happens in the future there will always be a role back here at Celtic.
“You never know, he might one day do what Lenny did and captain the club for so long and then move into management, if he is mad enough!
“I took him out of that side of it when I came in to get him focused on playing. He has leadership qualities and skills, absolutely.
“There is a lot of work that needs to go into it — in terms of coaching and organisation.
“And I think his next ten years is interesting from a managing perspective — he would have to deal with all that it involves.
“There are a lot of things involved now in coaching and management which are growing every year.”
Celtic are still confident of keeping their midfielder but it seems it’s a little less cut and dry as we all thought when these negotiations began.