Neil Lennon has outlined Scott Brown’s future should he wish to stay in football when he hangs up his boots with a role in the Parkhead coaching staff waiting for him.
“I wasn’t here at the time but when I heard the talk about him possibly going to Australia, I thought it would have been a disaster.
“As far as I am concerned, when he stops playing there will be a coaching role for Scott here at the club. I would offer him something straight away.
“For me, it is the obvious path for him in the future. He is doing his badges at the minute and I would definitely want him around the place when he stops playing.”
Brown had looked out on his feet prior to Brendan Rodgers’ appointment after a series of injuries looked to have diminished his sizeable powers, however, his subsequent resurgence and form under Lennon suggests that there is still plenty left in the tank.
With 50 appearances to his name already this season, he is showing little signs of slowing down and time-after-time continues to display the leadership qualities that see his side on the brink of an historic 10-in-a-row.
Celtic signed Ismaila Soro in January for £2million and as a natural defensive midfielder, you would think that Brown will gradually be allowed more time on the sidelines to prepare for the bigger fixtures on the calendar.
The retired Scotland captain will be the perfect role model for any academy player if he chooses to start his coaching path with the future of the green and white hoops but Lennon may yet have a higher calling for him.