Scott Brown Departs the Dons

08 March 2022
Author AFC Media Team

Aberdeen Football Club today confirms team captain, Scott Brown, will leave the Club as he looks to take the next steps in his coaching journey.

The 36-year-old, former Scotland captain joined the Club in the summer of 2021 on a two-year deal in a player-coach role.

He will now depart the Dons to allow him to focus on his coaching development with a view to taking the first steps in his managerial career when an opportunity arises.

Commenting on his time with the Club, Scott was keen to express his thanks for the support demonstrated during his time at Pittodrie.

Scott said: “I would like to take this opportunity to firstly thank the Board at Aberdeen and, of course, Stephen Glass and his backroom staff, for giving me the opportunity to enjoy my first taste of coaching.

“I’d also like to thank all my team-mates and the great staff both at Cormack Park and Pittodrie.

“I know I was only in the North-east for a short period, but the fans made me feel welcome from day one, so my thanks must also go to them for showing me so much support.

“Aberdeen is a huge Club and I know there is a real determination from all to deliver success both on and off the pitch. I wish them all the best for the remainder of the season.”

Whilst sorry to see Scott leave, Aberdeen FC Director of Football, Steven Gunn, was aware of Scott’s desire to enhance his coach education as he looks to the next stage of his career. He added: “When Scott arrived at the Club, we understood his desire to begin his transition into a coaching role and we were clear we would help wherever possible.

“Scott has been an outstanding asset to us in the last eleven months and his contributions, both on and off the pitch, have been invaluable.

“I’ve no doubt he will bring the same desire, determination and will-to-win that he has demonstrated throughout his career when he embarks on this next chapter.”

All at Aberdeen FC would like to thank Scott for his contribution during his time with the Club. We wish him all the very best in his future career.