FORMER Celtic captain Scott Brown has landed his first role in management after the 36-year-old was named as Fleetwood Town's head coach.

The midfielder officially retired from playing earlier this week after leaving his role as a player-coach for Aberdeen in the aftermath of Stephen Glass' dismissal at Pittodrie.

“I’m delighted to have been named head coach at Fleetwood Town, it’s a great opportunity at a really exciting club," Brown told the English League One club's website.

“I’ve always had a real desire to move into management and can’t wait to meet the players and staff and get started.

"The hard work starts now - I’m now looking forward to getting onto the grass."

Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley added that Brown was the 'outstanding candidate' during the interview process as he highlighted the former Scotland internatonalist's will to win.

“I’m absolutely delighted to name Scott Brown as the club’s new first-team head coach," Pilley said. 

"It was important as a club we took our time with this appointment and was delighted by the high calibre of candidates who applied.

"After a thorough interview process it was clear Scott was the outstanding candidate and someone who’s a born leader, a serial winner, and incredibly serious about becoming a successful manager.

"We feel we are the perfect club for Scott to start his managerial career and he’s the perfect person to lead us to a new era at Highbury Stadium - it’s a hugely exciting appointment for Fleetwood Town."