It’s rare that you see much written about the coaching team at Celtic until it’s time for them to leave, but that is perhaps a good thing.

John Kennedy acquired a great deal of attention about how he could be missed if he took the Hibs job this past year, while Damien Duff is now being praised as he takes up a role with the Republic of Ireland.

In fact, only those within the team and the group will know how significant these men were into the whole setup, but Duff’s departure will leave a gap that needs to be filled.

In some ways, it may be a positive thing to get some fresh ideas or input from somebody different to help the group moving forward, but it’s really a very familiar face who’s been tipped to measure up.

Alex Bruce was speaking to Football Insider concerning the situation, and he believes it may be the perfect next step for Scott Brown.

It’s very important to stress this isn’t to imply he should instantly hang up his boots, but he’s someone that you would wish to keep about when he can retire, so beginning the transition now could be ideal.

Talking about the possibility Bruce said: “He is the sort of personality that you would ever want on the training staff so that I would understand whether Neil Lennon does try to get him when he does hang his boots up, to take that step.”

“I think Scott Brown’s still got a few years playing from what I have experienced playing against him.”

“But I am sure when he can choose to hang his boots up, there should be a position somewhere, whether it be at Celtic or somewhere else, as you want those sort of characters remaining in the match.”

Broony is a smart player that also has the characteristics which each player will appear to, so getting that behind the scenes will help to soften the blow when he’s not on the pitch.