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Celtic: Gabriel Agbonlahor makes confident Scott Brown prediction

Celtic: Gabriel Agbonlahor makes confident Scott Brown prediction -Celtic News

Scott Brown will ‘definitely’ return to Celtic ‘sooner or later’, talkSPORT pundit Gabriel Agbonlahor has said. 

The lowdown

The 36-year-old sits seventh on Celtic’s all-time appearance list with 620, having spent 14 years at the club between 2007 and 2021.

It was announced in March 2021, while John Kennedy was in interim charge of The Hoops, that Brown would leave Parkhead at the end of his contract and take on a player/coach role at Aberdeen.

However, a year later, he agreed to prematurely end his spell at Pittodrie and is now thought to be considering his options.

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Agbonlahor has said that Brown would be a ‘perfect’ addition to Ange Postecoglou’s coaching staff, but cautioned that he may still want to continue playing for the time being.

The ex-Aston Villa striker told Football Insider: “Oh, it would be perfect to have him on the coaching staff. To have him on the bench with the manager would be perfect. But we don’t know what he’s thinking.

“He still might have a year or two left in him playing. But sooner or later he will definitely be back at Celtic.”

The verdict

There’s no doubt that Brown is a legend at Celtic. In addition to his lofty appearance tally, he boasts a mighty haul of 22 trophies from his time in Glasgow, including 10 Premiership titles.

It’s no surprise, then, that Ange Postecoglou said recently that ‘there will always be an open door here’ for Brown, who left a ‘massive legacy’ and ‘will go down as one of the greatest ever’.

The £540,000-rated midfielder may still have something to offer as a player, having started 23 league games for Aberdeen before his exit from Pittodrie. In those appearances, he averaged 3.3 accurate long balls, 1.8 clearances, 1.5 tackles and 1.5 interceptions.

However, a report from Sky Sports suggested that he was looking ‘to focus his efforts on becoming a manager’.

Rather than working in the shadow of Postecoglou, perhaps he will hope to prove himself elsewhere and potentially earn a crack at the job when the Australian moves on from Parkhead.

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