Brown has revealed that he is learning from Deila, and has hinted at becoming a manager in the future.
The 29-year-old midfielder said: “We have spoken about how other teams are playing and what we should be doing. It’s great to learn these things from him because you never know, one day I may need to pick up the phone to him.”
Brown's comments suggest that he is thinking about moving into management in his future, and learning from Deila is a great way to understand the ropes of a high-pressure managerial role.
At his current age, Bhoys captain Brown has plenty of years to go before he should consider heading into management, but as captain of both Celtic and Scotland he has shown a lot of talents required to lead a club.
An outspoken motivator, Brown is not the most technical of footballers, but he has an exceptional ability to play above his level due to his captaincy talents. Able to get the best out of his teammates, he is a vital part of Deila’s squad, and the Norwegian coach’s insistence that Brown should learn from him suggests that he knows that fact.
Any other player will fit into a system and play the game as he is told, but Deila has actually sat down with Brown to discuss how to play, and defeat specific opponents.
The central midfielder is Deila’s voice on the field of play, and clearly he believes that Brown has more than enough about him in his playing days to see him develop into a top level manager in the not too distant future.