STEPHEN GLASS will bring in Celtic skipper Scott Brown as his No 2 if he lands the Aberdeen job.
SunSport can reveal the Hoops legend is the man Glass wants to be one of TWO high-profile backroom men at Pittodrie.
As well as veteran Brown, whose contract at Celtic Park ends this summer, the 44-year-old will take England strikers’ coach Allan Russell with him.
Glass is front-runner for the job after Derek McInnes’ exit and is keen to move to Pittodrie from Atlanta United’s reserve team.
A deal to bring him back to the Dons has not yet been finalised, but it’s understood he is Aberdeen’s preferred candidate.
Glass is good friends with Brown, 35, from their time together at Hibernian and wants him by his side in his first foray into first-team management.
For the Hoops skipper, the opportunity to move into coaching at Premiership level, while also still playing, would likely prove too good to turn down.
With his deal up in the summer and big changes set to come over the next few months after the departures of Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell, a new era will be ushered in at Celtic Park.
Brown is ready to move on and begin his own journey in coaching alongside Glass after spending 14 years at Celts.
Securing Brownas his player/coach would be a massive coup for Glass, as would persuading the highly-rated Russell to come back to Scottish football.
The 40-year-old is a key man in Gareth Southgate’s England set-up and will be involved in the clash with Steve Clarke’s Scotland at the Euros.
Russell coaches Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane when they are away with the international squad and has been credited with helping improve their performances.
Glass played alongside the former Hamilton, St Mirren and Kilmarnock striker at USL club Carolina Railhawks.
If he joins Glass at Aberdeen, he will stay on as part of Southgate’s support team during international weeks.
Dons chairman Dave Cormack and Atlanta supremo Darren Eales, who also sits on the board at Pittodrie, will make the final decision on the identity of their new boss in the coming weeks.
Paul Sheerin and Barry Robson have been put in temporary charge.
Sheerin admits McInnes’ exit stunned them.
He said: “It has been a subdued week at Cormack Park. I am gutted.”
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