Celtic legend Brown in running for two manager jobs - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

7th May, 2022 | 7:20am

Celtic news: Brown in the running for two manager's jobs after major development

Celtic legend Scott Brown has applied for the manager’s jobs at Fleetwood Town and Raith Rovers, Football Insider understands.

The 36-year-old is keen to take his first steps into management after leaving his player-coach role at Aberdeen in March and retiring from playing to focus on his coaching career.

An industry source has told Football Insider that Brown already has his sights on two newly-available manager posts.

Fleetwood are searching for a new manager after Stephen Crainey dropped down to coach the club’s Under-23s again, while Raith Rovers are seeking a replacement for John McGlynn following his departure to Falkirk.

Brown has been out of the game since his exit from Aberdeen in March.

He announced this week his retirement from playing and made clear that “the time is right for me to announce that I’m retiring in order to focus fully on becoming a manager”.

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The former midfielder knows he will have to start at a lower-profile club to learn his trade rather than immediately being catapulted into a top-tier job.

He is open to remaining in his native Scotland or heading down south to take over at an English Football League club.

Brown’s status as a legend of the Scottish game is secure despite a mixed two seasons in which he left Celtic following their failure to secure 10-in-a-row league titles and had a difficult first taste of coaching at Aberdeen.

During his 14 years at Celtic, Brown won an incredible 22 trophies.

Those included 10 league titles – nine of those coming consecutively between 2012 and 2020 – six Scottish Cups and six League Cups.

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