FORMER Celtic captain Scott Brown is interested in becoming Raith Rovers’ new manager.

The Stark’s Park club are searching for a replacement for John McGlynn who has quit to take over Falkirk.

Brown has been linked with the role with his hometown club as well as the vacant post at Fleetwood, as CQN reported at the weekend.

The legendary Hoops skipper, 36, has been without a club since leaving Aberdeen in March shortly after Stephen Glass was sacked following the Scottish Cup exit at Motherwell a couple of weeks earlier.

Brown, who won 22 honours at Parkhead including 10 titles, departed the club last summer at the end of his contract to link up with his former Hibs team-mate and close friend at Pittodrie in a player-coach position.

However, Glass’ successor, Jim Goodwin, informed him his coaching opportunities would be limited in the north east and the 55 times-capped Scotland international midfielder opted to leave.

Management is Brown’s priority and, according to a report in The Scotsman, he has informed the Rovers board of his desire to take his first step with them.

The club finished fifth in the Championship, narrowly missing out on the playoffs and a potential crack at Premiership promotion
The one-time £4.4million Celtic star, who spent 14 years at Parkhead after Gordon Strachan bought him from Hibs, has been training with Dunfermline in recent weeks as he awaited a route back into the game.

Ironically, Kevin Thomson, the Kelty Hearts gaffer who is another ex-colleague of Brown at Easter Road, and James McPake, who was sacked by Dundee three months ago, have also been named as potential targets for the Stark’s Park outfit.

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