Scott Brown has been backed for managerial success by Brendan Rodgers – but the Celtic captain might not find that at Aberdeen.
The 35-year-old will join the Dons as a player-coach in the summer, linking up with former Hibs teammate Stephen Glass as he becomes Aberdeen manager. It will bring an end to Brown’s 14-year association with Celtic.
One of his former managers is current Leicester City boss Rodgers, who is backing the soon-to-be Aberdeen man for a successful career in coaching. But his long-term ambition could be away from Pittodrie.
Rodgers said (Daily Record): “There’s no doubt that Scott has the capacity to go back to Celtic one day and be manager of the club. He clearly wants to learn the ropes as a coach. It’s difficult to jump straight into management.
“He’ll go with Stephen at Aberdeen and together, they’ll learn about coaching. He’s going to a very good club. If he shows that same hunger and dedication that he had as a player, as a coach, he’ll be successful.
“If he can transfer the influence he has as a player on to his coaching, there’s definitely a pathway for Scott to go back and manage Celtic. He’s absolutely loved there.”
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