Scott Brown insists that he won't let pride get in the way of a return to football management.

The former Celtic and Scotland midfielder lasted just 18 months in the technical area with English League One outfit Fleetwood during his first stint as a boss.

Brown was appointed head coach of Fleetwood Town back in May 2022 and guided them to the fifth round of the FA Cup where they lost to the then-Championship side Burnley.

Fleetwood finished the season in 13th place in the 2022/23 season but after a poor start to the 2023/24 campaign which saw them take one point from their first six league games he was bulleted by the board.

He revealed that he has been expanding his coaching knowledge recently by dropping in on Davie Moyes at West Ham and Ange Postecoglou at Spurs.

However, the 38-year-old admits that he is desperate to get back in the game and that he would not be averse to managing north or south of the border.

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Brown said: "I would go anywhere. There are no ifs and buts, I would go and speak with anyone. I haven’t that ego of feeling too good for anything when I have been in League One and have been sacked at that level. I’m willing to listen to anything and will speak to anyone. I am trying to get back in.

"I've had some time off and I have been around a few clubs. I went to West Ham, Spurs and a few other clubs as well. I’m just trying to learn as much as I can. I’ll apply for a few jobs and see what is out there.

"I really enjoyed my experience at Fleetwood. I enjoyed going down, I enjoyed having an understanding of ‘this is our team, this is how we play’. We played two shapes, the lads had an understanding of how we did that and as the season went on we got stronger and stronger.

"We started the next season quite slow, had a few injuries, but we still knew where we were going. It was just one of those things as those in charge wanted to take the club in a different direction. Fair play to them, they have to do their job, I had to do my job, and we parted company with no grudges held, for once.

"My hope is someone wants a youngish manager that wants to play the way we can but also win games as well."

Scott Brown was speaking at a Scottish Gas media event. Scottish Gas is the proud partner of the Scottish Cup.