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Sport Scott Brown has future at Celtic beyond playing career

13:26  14 september  2018
13:26  14 september  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Rodgers delivers update on contract talks with Brown

  Rodgers delivers update on contract talks with Brown Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has delivered a positive update on how contract talks are progressing between the club and midfielder Scott Brown. The Hoops travel to St Mirren on Friday evening as they look to clinch an important win in the Scottish Premiership. Speaking ahead of the match, Rodgers was quizzed by the media on Brown’s contractual situation. Twitter: BR on new contract for @ScottBrown8: “Scott has made it clear he wants to be here, and he knows what we think of him.” (@CelticFC) Brown, who previously captained Scotland’s national team, has been a Celtic player since 2007 and appears to be keen on extending his stay, with talks over a new contract extension believed to be progressing well. The 33-year-old’s current deal at Celtic Park runs until the summer of 2019 and the Hoops have wasted no time in working to secure his future at the club. Brown, despite entering the twilight years of his playing career, remains an integral part of Rodgers’ plans with the Scottish champions and Celtic will hope to conclude negotiations with their captain in the imminent future.

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he sees a future at Celtic for Scott Brown beyond his playing career.

Soon to sign a new contract with the club as captain, Brown can step into a backroom role with the Hoops once he hangs up his boots, Rodgers believes.

His experience on the pitch in general, along with his Celtic connection, would make the 33-year-old a perfect candidate for such a job.

Speaking on the possibility, the boss said:

“When that time comes someone like him, with his experience and qualities can do it. If it’s something he wants to do, because not every player does after preparing and playing football from the age of seven to their mid-to-late 30s.”

Scott Brown reveals he turned down Newcastle move

  Scott Brown reveals he turned down Newcastle move Celtic captain has revealed that he turned down the chance to join both Newcastle and Tottenham earlier in his career. Speaking to the Daily Record, as cited on Chronicle Live, Brown looks back at a period in 2010 when the two aforementioned clubs were interested in signing him. Former Hoops boss Tony Mowbray told the midfielder he was free to leave the club after a mid-season bust-up. Brown was told to find a new club during the January transfer window and his time at Celtic looked like it was coming to an end. “It hit me like a hammer when he told me to find a new club. I didn’t want to leave. I enjoyed playing for Celtic and all my family were here. But now I’m being told to find myself a new club.” “I had to get back on the phone and tell people I think I might be free to leave in January. Then all these offers start coming in and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Well, whatever happens happens’.” “I had an offer from Newcastle. There had been also interest from Harry Redknapp at Spurs and I was waiting to find out if he was still wanting to do something. So I’m sitting there thinking if I should go or not.” Having only joined the club back in 2007, Brown’s career could have turned out very different had he made the move. However, he remained at Celtic and has since hit legendary status at Parkhead, winning 16 domestic trophies during his time at the club.

“They might just want a bit of time away from football. But with Browny that is something I have spoken to him about down the line and it’s something he will maybe want to take up.”

DM: Scott Brown: The captain is almost indispensable to Celtic, with his leadership skills invaluable. © Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport The captain is almost indispensable to Celtic, with his leadership skills invaluable.

Rodgers was full of praise for his captain, unsurprisingly, as he declared his contract would be done soon.

“He’s still concentrating on his football. His authority and the way he plays the game is outstanding for us. So that’s his concentration at the minute. He has been magnificent in my time here.”

“He is still fit and if we manage him over these next few years and keep the strength in his legs then he has a great tactical brain. So he is someone I am very keen to keep as well. I’m sure that will get done within the next few weeks.”

For now, there’s no rush for Brown to consider ending his playing career, but when the time comes, he clearly has a place set for him within the Parkhead set up – and rightly so!

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