Sir Kenny Dalglish was once boss for new Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass – and the football icon believes his capture of Celtic captain Scott Brown will bring the ‘wow factor.’
Glass has been appointed as the new Dons boss following a spell as Atlanta United 2 manager. His first move has been to bring in Brown from Celtic, the 35-year-old signing a two-year player-coach deal from next season at Aberdeen.
Dalglish managed Glass while he was manager at Newcastle United and he believes the capture of the Celtic captain will boost his former player’s chances at Aberdeen (Sunday Post): “When I was Newcastle United manager we signed Stephen Glass in 1998 for a fee of around £650,000 from Aberdeen.
“He had a lovely left-foot on him, knew the game, and was a terrific competitor. As a person, he was as good as gold and never caused me a problem. Stephen is now back at the Dons as manager and I wish him the very best of luck.
“He has just made his first signing in Scott Brown and it certainly has the wow factor. What a brilliant piece of business. But I have to say Scott’s departure from Celtic will be a huge loss to the club. He will be sorely missed, I’m sure.
“Scott has been a brilliant servant and served the club with distinction. When he walks into the Pittodrie dressing room he will get instant respect for what he has achieved as a player. But he will also have to show what he is all about as a coach. In that respect, he is starting from scratch.”
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