Frank McAvennie fears Scott Brown will be a “massive loss” to Celtic off the field.

The former Hoops and St Mirren striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, revealed he is “in touch” with the 35-year-old who has “amazing man-management skills”.

Brown will move to Aberdeen this summer after he agreed to sign a two-year player/coach deal under their new manager Stephen Glass.

It will bring to an end a 14-year stint at Parkhead for the midfielder, in which he has been captain for 11.

McAvennie tipped Brown to be a roaring success at Pittodrie next season.

“I think he will be a revelation with Lewis Ferguson round and about him,”  he told Football Insider. “He will be great for those kids.

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“Scott will be a massive loss at Celtic off the field in terms of how he handles and helps out all of the youngsters.

“You saw the make of the man with what he did with Glenn Kamara the other week.

“Scott is a great lad and I still keep in touch with him. I text him every now and then and he is a great boy. He loves a laugh, he is a very talented and he has amazing man management skills. He puts his arm around people at the right times.

“Scott is a proper person, a proper guy and I am sure he will come back to Celtic at some point.” 

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