Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack has sanctioned a move for Celtic captain Scott Brown as manager Stephen Glass looks for his new Dons assistant (Scottish Sun).

The Pittodrie club appointed former player Glass as manager earlier this week, the successor to Derek McInnes’ fruitful eight-year stint. Celtic captain Brown is poised to join him as assistant.

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The Celtic captain is poised to become Aberdeen assistant manager. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Glass and Brown played together at Hibs, with the new Aberdeen manager wanting a reunion in the north-east. Cormack has approved the decision and a two-year deal has been put to the Celtic captain.

It will allow Brown, who turns 36 in the summer, to prolong his playing career by two years while also becoming assistant manager to Glass. He does have another option though in a one-year playing extension at Celtic.


At Parkhead, Brown has become an icon, arguably one of the club’s greatest-ever captains after 14 trophy-laden years. But now he is set to call an end to that spell and join Glass in the north-east.

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The new Dons boss. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The new Aberdeen boss arrives from Atlanta United 2, the reserve team of the MLS club Atlanta United, who have a strategic partnership with the Dons. They have wished him well in his new venture.

Atlanta United president Darren Eales, who also sits on the Aberdeen board, said: We can’t thank Stephen enough for his contributions to the club. For the past three seasons, he has played a crucial role in the development of players across all levels of the club, from academy to first team. Stephen will undoubtedly be missed.”

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