Scott Brown has decided to part ways with Aberdeen to focus on his coaching development after just nine months. The former Celtic captain is one of the most decorated players in Scottish Premiership history joined Aberdeen last season in a player-coach role. A month after the sacking of Stephen Glass who lured him to join, Brown has decided to leave the club by mutual consent.

“I would like to take this opportunity to firstly thank the board at Aberdeen and, of course, Stephen Glass and his backroom staff for giving me the opportunity to enjoy my first taste of coaching,” Scott Brown said after leaving Aberdeen. “I’d also like to thank all my teammates and the great staff both at Cormack Park and Pittodrie. I know I was only in the northeast for a short period, but the fans made me feel welcome from day one, so my thanks must also go to them for showing me so much support. Aberdeen is a huge club and I know there is a real determination from all to deliver success both on and off the pitch. I wish them all the best for the remainder of the season.”

“Joey talked a great game and I showed him a great game,” he added. “It was as simple as that, he’d done all the talking off the field and I’d done all the talking on it. I had an opportunity at the end of the game, he shook my hand and it was a battle.”

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