By Frank McAvennie

17th Dec, 2020 | 6:00pm

Pundit Exclusive: 'Celtic legend' tipped for shock coaching role

Celtic have been tipped to hand Scott Brown a part-coaching role to cement his future at the club.

That is according to another Hoops legend, Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs about what the future holds for the 35-year-old club captain.

Brown could add another trophy to his remarkable haul tomorrow if he skippers Celtic to victory in the postponed Scottish Cup final against Hearts.

He faces a battle first to regain his place in the team after being dropped by Neil Lennon for the recent wins over Lille and Kilmarnock.

Barely-seen youngsters David Turnbull, 21, and Ismaila Soro, 22, were handed rare chances and exploited them to pile the pressure on Brown and company, and give the manager a selection headache.

The Hoops captain has entered the final six months of his deal at Parkhead after signing a contract extension in January 2019.

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When asked by Football Insider if the rise of Turnbull and Soro will effect Scott Brown’s future at the club, McAvennie said:

“You could give him a contract and let him do some coaching as well, he is an absolute legend at the club.

“He has earned the right to be there and coach there. He is such a big influence on the dressing room.

“I have been shouting for Lenny to get his own guy in there and if him and Scott have a good understanding and a good partnership then that could work.

“But write Scott Brown off at your peril because he keeps coming back.”

Brown has made 24 appearances for Celtic in all competitions this season, all of which have been in the starting XI.

He has already begun taking his coaching badges and spoken of a potential managerial career when he hangs up his boots.

In other news, Celtic “have landed the next Dennis Wise” as brilliant player arrives at Parkhead.