Celtic are preparing for life without Brendan Rodgers after talks with Leicester City have resulted in his departure, and with Neill Lennon to take charge on an interim basis, it could well be down leader Scott Brown to help rally his troops over the line for the club’s eighth consecutive league title.
The former Celtic man is no stranger to the club. Having spent a successful seven years at Celtic Park he moved his talents over to management and between 2010 and 2014 secured three Scottish League titles and two Scottish Cups before moving on to an ill-fated stint in English football.
Now exactly where he belongs, Lennon has an eight-point lead in the Scottish Premiership over bitter rivals Rangers and is expected to lift the cup come the end of the season.
Lennon will be familiar with some of the faces at the club, but no more so than captain Scott Brown.
The midfield general presided over some remarkable results alongside Lennon, including that infamous European night against Barcelona, and will be called upon again to use his experience to manage complacency heading into the business end of the season.
Bigger deficits have been overturned, after all.
Scott Brown, 33, is now heading towards the twilight years of his career, highlighted by recent rumours of a move away to Australia (as per: Daily Record), often considered the retirement home of football, but Lennon will be hoping his resident hardman can make one last impact on the team.
This is likely to be Celtic’s closest-run title challenge in years. In Lennon and Brown, they have the ideal pair to lead an otherwise young squad to yet another Scottish Premiership crown.