Scott Brown has hinted he is ready to return to management.

The former Celtic captain has been out of the dugout since being sacked by Fleetwood earlier this year.

And while Brown has enjoyed a break from football for a short stint, he has admitted he is getting "itchy feet" over a return to management.

While conducting the Scottish Cup third-round draw - on the Scottish FA YouTube channel - Brown explained: "I'm getting itchy feet now. It's been good to have some family time and see the kids growing up - I've been away the past couple of years.

"But now it's getting back to the stage where I'm looking to get back into that routine."

Reflecting on his stint at Fleetwood, Brown added: "It was great to be down and get a great understanding for myself and Steven [Whittaker] to go down to England.

"We enjoyed it - we had some great times last season, not so many this season but we all bounce back."

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After leaving the club, Brown had shared on social media: “I am sad to leave Fleetwood Town Football Club after only 15 months as Head Coach, but I would like to thank the board for giving me the opportunity to join the club last May.

"We worked hard throughout our time at the club, after a challenging start, to continue the club’s excellent record in League One. I was fully committed to the club and was excited to sign a new contract in the summer, with ambitions to build on our 13th place finish last season and record-breaking FA Cup run.

"However, the disappointing start to the season has resulted in a situation in which Steven Whittaker, Barry Nicholson and I have left the club.

"I would like to thank Steven, Barry and Owain Fôn Williams for their support and hard work on and off the pitch. I would also like to thank the wider staff team at the club, who show up every day to make sure the team can perform to the highest possible level.

“The group as a whole have taken responsibility for the performances and poor results in the past month, but I am proud of the success we shared as a team last season and I expect the team to pull together and climb the table soon. I’d like to thank each of the players for their efforts during my time at the club.

"Thank you to the fans who welcomed me to their club and got behind me last season. I wish the club the very best for the future and I look forward to watching the players’ and team’s progress in the years to come.

“I have really enjoyed my first experience as a manager and I look forward to taking what I have learnt at Fleetwood into my next role in football."