Both Kris Commons and Michael Stewart have questioned whether Celtic captain Scott Brown’s move to Aberdeen really is on the cards.

The midfielder is a Celtic legend but is out of contract in the summer. Aberdeen are on the hunt for a new manager after Derek McInnes’ departure last week, Atlanta United reserve team boss Stephen Glass the frontrunner for the job.

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Glass wants the Celtic captain as his assistant. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Glass played with Brown while the pair were at Hibs together and it’s believed that he wants a Pittodrie reunion if he completes a move from America to Aberdeen, Brown becoming his player-assistant manager.

Commons has witnessed Brown rejecting interesting offers before (Daily Mail): “If Aberdeen do make him a concrete offer, it might be tempting in the sense that he would be likely to play more for them than he would for Celtic. That would be a tough decision for him to make. But Celtic shouldn’t even allow it to get to that stage.


“Brown has a key role to play in how the club rebuilds itself. He has been a loyal servant to the club over the years. He had an offer from Newcastle United a few years ago which could have seen him treble his wages. He had the chance to move to Australia in 2019.

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Moving to Pittodrie? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“He was offered eye-watering sums of money and the chance to start a new life Down Under. But he turned them all down.”

Stewart also featured with Glass at Hibs, and while he’s heard good things about potential appointments, whether the Celtic captain moves with him is another matter. England striker coach Allan Russell has also been linked (Scottish Sun).

He explained: “My old Hibs team-mate has carved out a really good reputation as reserve boss at Atlanta United. But he’ll know this is a big job — one I know he would be extremely keen on landing — and how important it is to surround himself with good people.

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Stewart has weighed in. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Getting the England striker’s coach on board at Pittodrie would be a shrewd move. So would bringing in Broony, although that might take a bit more persuasion. I know the Celtic captain is out of contract this summer, and may well be looking at what’s next.

“He’s already done his badges, and has been tipped to have a successful coaching career. I still think there could be a role for Brown at Parkhead if that’s what he wants.”

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