SCOTT BROWN still has too much to offer at Celtic to think about quitting for a coaching role.

That’s the verdict of Ibrox hero Ally McCoist while the Hoops captain continues to be linked with the assistant manager’s role at Aberdeen.

The midfielder, who will be 36 in June, is out of contract in the summer and there has been speculation he could hook up with his old Hibs pal Stephen Glass who was announced as new Dons gaffer yesterday.

McCoist, though, insists Brown, who has won 22 honours in his 14-year career at Parkhead since his £4.4million switch from the Easter Road club, should be in no rush to hang up his boots.

He was impressed by the veteran Celt in the 1-1 derby draw at the weekend and, speaking to talkSPORT, said: “Clearly, on that form, you could probably say he could have another year at Celtic.

“I remember a couple of years ago there was talk of him going to Australia, nonsense like that, he had for too much to offer.

“I still think he still has a good bit to offer. I haven’t spoken to Scott, but I think he maybe now fancies playing, but, at the same time, moving into a coaching capacity.

“I think is a natural progression in his football career, the timing of it, only he could answer if it’s right. It certainly wasn’t right going to Australia two years ago.

“On current form, he could probably play another year for Celtic, but there are going to be vast, vast changes in the personnel and maybe Scott feels the timing of the potential move to Aberdeen will be perfect for him.”

Brown is still mulling over a one-year contract offer from the Hoops before he makes a commitment for the new campaign.

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