SCOTT BROWN is set to become Fleetwood Town manager next week, according to reports.
The 36-year-old announced his retirement from playing football last week.
Brown is set to become Fleetwood managerCredit: The Sun
He also revealed that he is set to move into management.
Brown took to Instagram to say: “So after 20 years, almost 800 appearances at club level, 55 caps for my country, 10 league titles, 6 Scottish Cup and 7 League Cup wins, it is with a heavy heart that I hang up my boots.
“When I first started playing, I never dreamt that I would achieve everything that I have. 23 honours and captaining club and country.
“For this, I would like to thank every team-mate, coach, backroom staff and everyone behind the scenes that I have worked with over the years.
“You believed in me which gave me the confidence to push myself to accomplish everything I have.
“I have made some incredible memories – leading the team out to the unbelievable atmosphere at Celtic Park on Champions League nights, captaining Celtic through the Invincibles treble season, going on becoming quadruple treble, 9 in a row champions and wearing the armband for my country will be amongst my proudest moments.
“To every fan who has supported me from the terraces, thank you.
“As someone once said, football without fans is nothing and I have been proud to represent you on the pitch. I hope that I will be able to say a proper farewell to all those who have supported me through the years.
“To my family, thank you for supporting my dream and for putting up with me from those early days at Hibs which I loved and who gave me the chance of my dream.
“I am excited for the next stage of my career, fully focusing on becoming a manager as I make the switch from pitch to the dugout.
“Thank you and until we meet again.”
And it looks like he has already found his first club.
He will take over from Stephen Crainey, who was appointed interim manager until the end of the 2021/22 season.
Crainey was offered the interim role in December following Simon Grayson’s departure.
Fleetwood narrowly escaped relegation this season after finishing above Gillingham on goal difference alone.