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 “We can all guess” – Celtic pundit makes Scott Brown manager prediction

The Brendan Rodgers appointment at Celtic has caused a multitude of headlines over the last 36 hours.

Who would have guessed three weeks ago that we would be sitting here tonight talking about him as the new Celtic manager in place of Ange Postecoglou.

But what the Rodgers appointment also did was spark rumours that legendary former Celtic captain, Scott Brown could have been set to return as Rodgers’ No 2.

It was obviously just paper talk. In no way could I see Brown giving up being his own man to work under Rodgers.

But could he one day become the main man at Paradise? Former Celtic striker, Frank McAvennie believes so.

Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie said, “I would think so.

“Either way he will do what is good for Scott, that is one thing I know about him.

“We can all guess but Scott will do what he wants and he will do it for him.

“He likes Brendan so if he were to come back as his number two I think that would be a stepping stone. Then in three years or so he would go and step into his shoes.

“He has got that aspiration to be a manager. I think Scott wants it and if he came back it would be as a pathway to being the manager of Celtic.“

Obviously we all know he’s not coming back as Rodgers second in command. That job belongs to John Kennedy now.

But Broony will have aspirations to become the Celtic manager one day.  And I believe he could do it. But only if he continues his upward trajectory at Fleetwood Town.

Next season will be huge for the former Celtic man. Next season Fleetwood need to improve on the 13th place finish in League One.

Because that is the only way we will see if Brown has the credentials to make it in management, never mind becoming a Celtic manager one day.