He was a part of the Celtic staff that split the support back in the late 1990’s. Former General Manager Jock Brown was part of Fergus McCann’s successful revolution when he was appointed by “The Bunnet” back in 1997. Brown had a major hand in bringing Henrik Larsson to Celtic but the former General Manager recounts that his happiest story of all was when Lubo Moravcik signed for the Hoops.
What Brown was keen to get over in this broadcast is that the press treatment of himself and Celtic because the club and he stopped giving them information for stories.
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Speaking to Soccer Supernova YouTube channel, Brown has been opening up a recalling his time at Celtic Park under McCann in an eye opening account that will may be have many Celtic fans eating a small slice of humble pie. But more specifically, on Moravcik, Brown remembers the contract negotiations required to seal the deal and says that it was a “minefield”.
Brown said, “That was the best of the lot that one. And it was absolutely terrific. ‘Celtic sign dud Czech’ that was the back page or whatever and they (the press) quoted his price at £300,000. It wasn’t, it was less and they ridiculed us for bringing him in. And he was just sensational. He was just absolutely sensational.
When asked by host, Amy Canavan if signing Lubo was his biggest achievement, Brown explained, “The problem that affects me, both Larsson and Moravcik involved quite a lot of contractual issues and legal issues. And I was heavily involved in that.
“So, they become my favourites for that reason because it was a minefield to get through to make these deals happen. I didn’t identify either player by the way. Wim Jansen identified Larsson and Joseph Venglos identified Moravcik. But getting them was difficult, very complicated and achieving that certainly makes me very happy.”
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