Frank McAvennie has claimed it would be “horrible” to see Scott Brown leave Celtic without a proper send-off from the fans.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Hoops and St Mirren striker said the 35-year-old is “one of the greatest captains” in the club’s esteemed history and deserves a farewell.

According to the the Scottish Sun, newly-appointed Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass has offered Scott Brown a two-year player/coach deal.

Celtic’s captain, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is now the favourite to take the job.

McAvennie is desperate for Brown to reject the offer and extend his stay in Glasgow.

“If he wants to go into management, he might see going and working with his pal Glass at Aberdeen as a good opportunity,” he told Football Insider.

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“He will go down as one of the greatest ever captains of Celtic regardless. He is not up there with Billy McNeill but he’s up there with the best of the rest.

“I know it has been a different era but you cannot take anything away from him.

“If this is his last season it would be horrible because the fans will not be able to give him the farewell that he deserves. That would be the worst part so I really hope he stays. I really like him.

“If he wants to be a number two and go into management Glass will take him, I’m sure. If he goes I will wish him all of the best but I hope he doesn’t.”

In other news, Celtic have sensationally opened talks with 49-year-old over their vacant manager position.