STEPHEN GLASS is poised to be named as Aberdeen manager – with Celtic skipper Scott Brown favourite to become his No.2.
The two former Hibs team-mates have remained close friends and are on the brink of teaming up in a sensational appointment by the Pittodrie club.
Ex-Dons midfielder Glass, who also played for Newcastle, will leave his role as head coach of Atlanta United’s reserve side in the US.
Brown, who will be 36 in June, will be out of contract in the summer after 14 years at Parkhead where has won a phenomenal 22 honours since his £4.4million arrival from the Easter Road club.
The dynamic onfield leader, who was the team’s outstanding played in the 1-1 draw with Rangers at the weekend, has won 10 championships, six Scottish Cups and six League Cups during his glittering career in Glasgow, as well as 55 Scotland international caps.
Last month, Brown dismissed the idea of taking up a coaching post and insisted: “I am still too young for that.”
However, it appears there has been a remarkable u-turn in his thinking, according to Sky Sports News.
The north east club have been searching for a replacement backroom team since the departure of Derek McInnes and his assistant Tony Docherty earlier this month, as Scotzine reported.
Glass’ current club have close ties with the Dons. The MLS side’s president, Darren Eales, also sits on the Pittodrie board, while chairman Dave Cormack is based in Atlanta.