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Celtic legend appointed Fleetwood Town manager

Fleetwood Town have appointed former Celtic and Scotland captain Scott Brown as their new boss.

The 36-year-old joins after retiring as a player, having made 33 appearances for Aberdeen this term.

It is his first managerial job after a glittering playing career which saw him lead Celtic to 23 major trophies, as well as winning 55 caps for Scotland.

"It's a great opportunity at a really exciting club," Brown told the club's website following his appointment.

"I've always had a real desire to move into management and can't wait to meet the players and staff and get started.

"The hard work starts now - I'm now looking forward to getting onto the grass."

Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley says he hopes former boss Stephen Crainey will stay at the club in some capacity.

Crainey had a spell as head coach following the departure of Simon Grayson in December and kept the Cod Army up on goal difference, despite their final day defeat away at Bolton Wanderers.

Brown's appointment at Highbury comes just five days after he called time on his playing career, during which he won 10 Scottish Premiership titles with Celtic.

In 14 years with the club he helped them to four consecutive domestic trebles and nine straight league titles.

He joined Aberdeen in the summer of 2021 before a transition into management, and had been interviewed for the St Mirren job after Jim Goodwin's departure.

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