Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass says the signing of Celtic captain Scott Brown ‘shows me how big this club is.’

The Pittodrie club have secured a European football place for next season despite a largely disappointing campaign that’s had Derek McInnes replaced by Glass as manager. His first recruits are Celtic captain Brown on a two-year player-coach deal and Motherwell captain Declan Gallagher on a two-year deal.

Scott Brown is joining Aberdeen from Celtic.

Scott Brown is joining Aberdeen from Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Glass says Brown’s capture from Celtic is huge and that a big career in coaching awaits: “Scott Brown coming to join us is huge. The fact that he wants to come shows me how big this club is. Scott has done his bits and pieces and is very close to finishing his A Licence. If people are not in the spotlight coaching, people think they are not coaching.

“That has almost happened with myself a wee bit. However, Scott is doing his hours coaching. He is maybe concentrating more on the football side now, because he knows what’s coming. As you get further on in your career, you have to focus on the playing side.

“However, it is important that people are not pigeonholing him into something that he is not. Scott is going to be a very, very good coach. He is probably a good coach already, I need to see it first hand, but I know what we are getting.”

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