Former Celtic star Scott Brown is set to return to the dugout in League One as he becomes the favourite to take over at Cheltenham Town, according to journalist Jon Palmer.
The former Scotland international has been out of work since his dismissal from fellow League One side Fleetwood Town earlier this season and looks set to take over at the division’s bottom club.
A huge job
Following Cheltenham Town’s disappointing start to the season, the amount of pressure placed on the new manager is expected to be even higher, with the Robins sitting at rock bottom of the League One standings.
The worrying concern for Cheltenham is that the side are still yet to score a league goal this season, despite playing eight games so far. The side have also conceded 15 goals and is already five points from safety.
His spell at Fleetwood
The 38-year-old spent the entirety of the 2022/23 season with the club as well as the opening weeks of the current campaign. During his time with the club, Brown took charge of 64 matches, winning 20 but losing 26.
He finished with an average of 1.22 points per game and was sacked following the club’s 2-1 defeat against Charlton Athletic in early September.
What’s been said?
According to Jon Palmer, Cheltenham Town are expected to confirm their new manager before this weekend’s League One clash against Lincoln City, with the Scotsman being the favourite to land the role.
Scott Brown had a promising start to his career with Fleetwood Town but this season was disappointing for the club. At the time of writing, Fleetwood sits 23rd in the table, just ahead of Cheltenham but the Robins have more work to do.
Brown had plenty of professional experience but hasn’t necessarily been used to a relegation-based environment in the past, so it will be intriguing to see how quickly he can turn results around if he does land the job.
Update: Journalist Jon Palmer has since confirmed that Scott Brown is not in the running to take over at Cheltenham Town.