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Former Celtic captain Brown appointed Fleetwood manager

 

Scott Brown, the former Celtic captain, has been named as the new Fleetwood Town manager.

The League One club interviewed a number of potential appointments but was "the outstanding candidate", according to chairman Andy Pilley, who described Brown as "a born leader, a serial winner, and incredibly serious about becoming a successful manager".

The role is Brown's first in management after he left Aberdeen in March just nine months into a two-year contract where he was player-coach under former boss Stephen Glass, but departed when Jim Goodwin came in "to focus on his coaching development".

The 36-year-old made the shortlist at St Mirren before they appointed Stephen Robinson and has also been linked with the vacancy at Raith Rovers.

Brown is now set to make a managerial debut in England after he announced his retirement last week, ending a 19-year career in which he made a total of 787 appearances for Hibernian, Celtic and Aberdeen, and also earned 55 Scotland caps.

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