Quoted by the Daily Record, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Scott Brown will remain as club captain next season.
Rodgers described the tenacious midfielder as a "real warrior" and noted that he was 150% sure that he'd stay on as skipper, after the Northern Irishman replaced Ronny Deila at Parkhead last week.
“Scott is a real warrior and he will stay captain here, 150 per cent," he said via The Record. “Last season, towards the end, he was maybe hit a little by injury."
Still only 30, Brown surely has quite a bit to contribute to the Celtic cause yet.
Rodgers reflects on his time as Liverpool boss, noting that the legendary Steven Gerrard was 32 when he arrived on Merseyside, and the Hoops manager says that Brown, like Gerrard, very much has his best years ahead of him, too.
"He’s only 30 and still has his best years ahead. I went into Liverpool as manager, Steven was 32. There was a lot of talk that maybe his best days were gone," he added.
“But Steven went on for the next two years and was brilliant for me at Anfield. He was a great leader and he nearly went on to lift the Premier League title.”
Brown is certainly the type of character who could perhaps play a big role in anything Rodgers achieves during his stint in Glasgow, signing a 12-month rolling contract.
He has always had a cracking attitude and those leadership qualities will surely shine through under Rodgers as much as any previous Celtic boss he played under.
Celtic will need a leader, too. With Rangers returning to the big time, and snapping up names like Joey Barton, it's shaping up to be a wonderful Scottish Premiership next term.
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