Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he sees a future at Celtic for Scott Brown beyond his playing career.
Soon to sign a new contract with the club as captain, Brown can step into a backroom role with the Hoops once he hangs up his boots, Rodgers believes.
His experience on the pitch in general, along with his Celtic connection, would make the 33-year-old a perfect candidate for such a job.
Speaking on the possibility, the boss said:
When that time comes someone like him, with his experience and qualities can do it. If it’s something he wants to do, because not every player does after preparing and playing football from the age of seven to their mid-to-late 30s.
They might just want a bit of time away from football. But with Browny that is something I have spoken to him about down the line and it’s something he will maybe want to take up.
Rodgers was full of praise for his captain, unsurprisingly, as he declared his contract would be done soon.
He’s still concentrating on his football. His authority and the way he plays the game is outstanding for us. So that’s his concentration at the minute. He has been magnificent in my time here.
He is still fit and if we manage him over these next few years and keep the strength in his legs then he has a great tactical brain. So he is someone I am very keen to keep as well. I’m sure that will get done within the next few weeks.
For now, there’s no rush for Brown to consider ending his playing career, but when the time comes, he clearly has a place set for him within the Parkhead set up – and rightly so!