FORMER Celtic captain Scott Brown is poised to be named boss of Fleetwood Town next week.

The 36-year-old Hoops legend is eager to take his first steps into club management and is heading for the English League One side, as CQN reported at the start of the month.

Brown announced his retirement from playing at the weekend after quitting his player-coach role at Aberdeen in March following the sacking of manager Stephen Glass the previous month. It was his friend and ex-Hibs team-mate who persuaded the veteran midfielder to leave Celtic in the summer to take up a post at Pittodrie.

However, it didn’t work out for the 55 times-capped Scotland international after Jim Goodwin left St Mirren to take over the north-east outfit.

THUMB’S UP…Scott Brown during his days at Celtic where he won an astonishing 22 honours, including 10 titles.

Brown has spoken to hometown club Raith Rovers about replacing Falkirk-bound John McGlynn, but has decided on a break from Scottish football to take up the post at Fleetwood, according to the Daily Mail.

Ironically, two of his former Glasgow derby rivals, Joe Garner and Jordan Rossiter, are with the club who just escaped relegation to the fourth tier this season.

Brown’s former Celtic team-mate Steven Pressley has previously managed the team and he will replace another ex-Parkhead player in Stephen Crainey who had been in temporary charge since November following the departure of Simon Grayson.

Crainey will return to his Under-23 role at the Fylde coast club.

Fleetwood are expected to make the managerial announcement at the start of next week.

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