Celtic

Scott Brown’s departure from Celtic will help the new manager, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Manchester City defender claimed Brown’s presence and influence would have been difficult for the new boss to manage.

The Hoops confirmed this week their captain will join Aberdeen in the summer where he has signed a two-year deal.

The 35-year-old will combine playing duties with a coaching role after his ex-Hibs teammate Stephen Glass became the Dons’ new manager.

Football Insider revealed on Thursday (25th March) that Roy Keane had opened talks with Celtic and on Friday (26th March) that his interview the board had taken place earlier this week.

Nothing has been agreed but Keane could be joined at Parkhead by his ex-Manchester United teammate Nicky Butt.

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Whoever the new boss at Parkhead is Mills has insisted Brown has done them a favour by leaving the club.

He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “If you’ve got an experienced player, that’s been there, seen it, done it, won trophies and been part of the old regime, for somebody new coming in that can be quite dangerous.

“It can be quite difficult to manage that situation because he’ll clearly have an awful lot of influence on that dressing room, an awful lot of influence on how they think and respond to certain scenarios.

“In terms of the club as a whole, it might not be a bad thing for him to move on.”

Brown will leave Parkhead after 14 seasons with the Bhoys and at least 22 major honours under his belt.

He will be hoping to add a 23rd when Celtic launch their Scottish Cup defence against Falkirk after the international break.

In other news, a top pundit has claimed Celtic have been handed a “massive” blow after major news.