Celtic manager Ronny Deila says that he wants to rebuild the team around midfielder Scott Brown, who extended his spell with the Scottish club by signing a new four-year contract.
The 29-year-old is regarded as one of the most valuable players in the team. After losing a number of stars to clubs from England over the last few years, Celtic are more than delighted to retain Brown. Amidst talk that the Scottish league was in a decline especially due to the absence of Rangers, keeping a player like Brown sends out a statement according to Ronny Deila.
After struggling with form during the early part of Ronny Deila’s time at Celtic, the giants appear to be slowly asserting their superiority in the league. They are top of the table with a game in hand over their nearest rivals. Celtic have not suffered a defeat in all competitions since the 1-0 shock defeat against Hamilton at the start of October. Brown has been with Celtic since his £ 4.5 million move from Hibernian in 2007. Since he has signed a four-year extension, it is looking very likely that he will end his career with the Scottish club. Despite his age, Deila plans to make Brown as the centre of his rebuilding plans.
“It’s fantastic. He’s the captain and he has a lot of knowledge and skills that we need in this team.We want to build the team around him. He is a leader and he has the values we want on the pitch. I have a feeling he wants to be a coach and a manager some day, and I involve him a lot in the work we’re doing because he has to put out the ideas I have on to the pitch. I hope that he is going to be a good manager some day,” said Deila.