It is always interesting to follow the career paths of Celtic legends as they retire from playing and step into management. Of course, there is always the possibility and the hope that they could one day make a triumph return to Parkhead in order to manage the club. And there are a few such potential candidates to keep an eye on now.
Scott Brown left Celtic after the 2020/21 season. He first took a player-coach role at Aberdeen which did not really work out and he left the Pittodrie stadium before the campaign was even over.
He would become a manager the next season and his first job was with English League One side Fleetwood Town. Broony did very well with them too, improving them in the league and guiding the club to their best ever FA Cup campaign.
Thus, the future looked bright for Brown and many Celtic fans even felt that he could one day manage the Hoops if he proved himself at a higher level than League One. Unfortunately, his second season with Fleetwood Town went off the tracks quickly.
Celtic legend named favourite to manage English club
Fleetwood Town made a bad start to the season and Brown was shown the exit door in early September. Thus, he finds himself as a free agent right now but could end up remaining in the English League One.
Brown has emerged as the bookies’ favourite to become the manager of Cheltenham Town. They find themselves at the bottom of the League One table and recently parted ways with Wade Elliott.
Interestingly, Cheltenham Town are currently just a point behind Brown’s former club Fleetwood Town. Thus, the two could end up finding themselves in a race to avoid relegation this season.
It remains to be seen if Brown does end up in the Cheltenham Town hot seat. The idea of a return to Celtic Park as part of Brendan Rodgers’ coaching staff has been floated by the fans lately as well.