Brown will join recently-appointed Stephen Glass’ backroom staff at Pittodrie, and whilst he’s taken his first steps into becoming a manager, the former Scotland international is expected to continue playing for the Dons, who sit fourth in the Scottish Premiership.
But whilst Brown has signed pre-contract with Aberdeen, he still has some league games remaining in a Celtic shirt, and will be hoping to end more than a decade of service with a 23rd major trophy – with the Hoops still in the Scottish Cup.
McAvennie believes that Brown will return to Paradise in the future, but is delighted the 35-year-old will gain experience elsewhere.
He told This is Futbol:
“Scott will be a manager. I wouldn’t be surprised if he comes back to Celtic as a manager because he’s so highly regarded, but I think he’s doing the right thing getting away.
“I spoke to him many times, he wants to stay playing football for as long as he can. He’s got to transfer over to the management side, but he’ll be learning as a player-coach, and I’m glad he’s not doing that at Celtic.
“I wouldn’t mind him going away, learning his trade and coming back as a manager or coming back in some capacity. He’ll be welcomed back with open arms because he’s such a legend at the club.”