Aberdeen legend Gordon Strachan believes Scott Brown will be ‘all about competing’ when he leaves Celtic for Pittodrie this summer.

The 35-year-old has signed a two-year player-coach deal to join Stephen Glass’ plans at Aberdeen. Strachan managed Brown while he was Celtic manager and knowing him like he does, the Dons great reckons the midfielder will relish his new challenge after 14 years in Glasgow.

Strachan has commented on Brown's move from Celtic to Aberdeen.

Strachan has commented on Brown’s move from Celtic to Aberdeen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He said of Brown (Herald): “Scott will have an added energy with this new challenge. There are a lot of Aberdeen players who will be looking forward to his influence rubbing off on them, and I think he will enjoy that too.

“I remember the joy I got from working with those young guys in the reserves at Coventry. I berated them, and I scolded them, and I hugged them, and it was great. And I think that Scott will love that too. I know fine well he is looking forward to the challenge.


“You have to say, he has exhausted every piece of energy he had for Celtic, that’s for sure, and it must be a great thing to leave a club and think: ‘I couldn’t have done any more’. Scott would never say that, but that is what he has done and that is how he should feel in a couple of years’ time when he looks back at it.

“He isn’t going to get the send-off he perhaps deserves at Celtic, but I don’t think that will bother him too much. If you know him, it’s all about competing, and driving on.”

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