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Chris Davies: This Celtic player has all the makings of a top manager

By Matt Farr

Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies believes Scott Brown has all the qualities to become a Celtic manager of the future.

Brown, 31, is not likely to be hanging up his boots anytime soon, but Davies is confident that the veteran midfielder will pursue a route into management.

He told the Scottish Sun that Brown has a world-class mentality, and is the perfect example of a leader in the dressing room.

Alongside his first-team duties, Brown has been helping out with Celtic’s reserve side, and Davies hopes that can see him follow in the footsteps of current chief Brendan Rodgers as manager.

He told the Scottish Sun: “Every single day, even in the warm up, he is at his maximum. He is one of the best trainers I’ve ever seen.

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“He is well respected and the players follow that as well. Senior players are vital. We’ve got that, not just in Scott, but he’s the shining example. He definitely has the makings of a future manager.

“I’m certain Scott will become a good manager one day. He lives the game, he’s intelligent and he has leadership qualities.”

The Scot has captained Celtic since February 2010, leading his side to five back-to-back Scottish Premiership titles, as well as four other domestic cup titles.

But he could be set to add two more titles to his haul as Celtic close in on both a sixth consecutive league title, and the Scottish Cup crown.

Celtic are currently unbeaten in all domestic competitions this season, and are two wins away from the league title.

He has been an ever-present part of the first team squad since his arrival from Hibernian in 2007, making 404 appearances for the club in all competitions.

In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has branded Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha as ‘foolish’.

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