KRIS COMMONS: Scott Brown is a Celtic legend and their loss is Aberdeen’s win

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KRIS COMMONS: Scott Brown is a Celtic legend and is going down as one of the club’s greatest ever captains … it’s unbelievable he wasn’t offered a coaching role at Parkhead

  • Scott Brown has confirmed he will be leaving Celtic at the end of the season
  • He goes down like a club legend with an incredible 22 awards trophies
  • Aberdeen has given him a coaching deal in what will be a huge asset
  • Celtic in their current state should have maintained their professionalism around the club

It is the end of an era in which Scott Brown leaves Celtic after 14 years. So how does history judge his performance at Parkhead?

Well, Billy McNeill clearly stands on his own as the club’s best-ever skipper after winning the European Cup in 1967 and winning nine in a row.

But I’d put Brown there among the other great Celtic captains.

In terms of his incredible 22 trophies, his longevity and professionalism, his dedication to the club amid interest from England and Australia, and the way he pushed up the standards in the dressing room among various managers, he deserves every accolade he deserves. his path comes.

Scott Brown and Celtic have confirmed they will split at the end of the season

Scott Brown and Celtic have confirmed they will split at the end of the season

But there are actually two Scott Browns.

A lot of people think of him with the shaved head, bulging eyes, standing in the tunnel like a madman waiting to compete in front of 55,000 fans. That’s Broony!

Still, his teammates will also think of the super-generous man who would do anything for everyone and who did so much charity work behind the scenes at Celtic.

That’s the Scott Brown that will be forever remembered and appreciated by myself.

I find it baffling that Celtic let him run.

At the start of the season, when the club went for ten in a row, if someone had said they would be looking for a new manager, a new chief and a new captain – and possibly not win a trophy – you would have thought: “What the hell happened there”?

Brown raised 22 trophies in a glorious spell with the Scottish giants

Brown raised 22 trophies in a glorious spell with the Scottish giants

Brown raised 22 trophies in a glorious spell with the Scottish giants

Kris Commons and Scott Brown celebrate Celtic's title win of the 2013-2014 campaign

Kris Commons and Scott Brown celebrate Celtic's title win of the 2013-2014 campaign

Kris Commons and Scott Brown celebrate Celtic’s title win of the 2013-2014 campaign

Amazingly, he hasn’t gotten a similar coaching role at Parkhead as he did at Aberdeen. He could still be a player-coach at Celtic next season, no doubt.

But their loss will be Aberdeen’s gain. He will no doubt raise the standards at Pittodrie.

When Scott Brown walked into a locker room and I had my boots on, I automatically went up a few notches to impress him.

You just have to look at Aberdeen’s statement to see how much they appreciate his experience and his winning mentality.

But why is that allowed to run out of Celtic Park?

Will Brown ever return to Celtic? I think he could be a waiting manager.

He may be Neil Lennon’s protege. He played against Neil, he played next to Neil, and he gave Neil his best years.

Celtic's loss will be Aberdeen's gain and Brown will push the standards up on Pittodrie

Celtic's loss will be Aberdeen's gain and Brown will push the standards up on Pittodrie

Celtic’s loss will be Aberdeen’s gain and Brown will push the standards up on Pittodrie

But management comes with a tremendous amount of pressure and expectation. Take Frank Lampard for example. He is Chelsea’s record scorer and was shown the door at Stamford Bridge within 18 months.

It’s a cutthroat business, so putting yourself in the firing line if you have a legacy with that same club as a player is extremely risky.

But what Scott Brown has achieved as a player at Celtic Park will stand the test of time.

The fact that he hasn’t had that much playing time in his last season, and the fact that Celtic hasn’t made it to ten in a row, should in no way affect his legacy.

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