The Celtic skipper looks set to call time on his illustrious Hoops career but he believes they’ll be in good hands.
Scott Brown has named Callum McGregor as his heir apparent to the Celtic captaincy.
Brown’s long and successful time at the club looks set to come to an end with a two-year deal on the table from Aberdeen to become player-assistant manager under ex-Hibs teammate Stephen Glass.
It,’s also understood Aberdeen plans is to make him a successful replacement for Stephen Glass, when he finally retirees from active football
It’s understood Brown is keen to accept and make the move north to Pittodrie, although he wouldn’t be able to play for the Dons until next season.
That would leave John Kennedy – or whoever comes in as new boss – in need of a new skipper and there seems to be a ready made replacement waiting in the wings.
McGregor has grown from man to boy with Celtic and knows the club better than anyone else in the squad, arguably aside from Brown
The Scotland international has donned the armband before and his almost constant availability to play makes him a reliable choice. He’ll have learned plenty being Brown’s second in command on the pitch as well.
He penned a new five-year deal last year so McGregor is in it for the long-term with the immediate goal being to wrestle the Scottish Premiership title back from Rangers.
McGregor has grown used to winning under a variety of managers at Celtic Park and has often been linked with a big money move to reunite with Brendan Rodgers at Leicester.
He looks set to become a Celtic lifer however, and ascending to fill the void Brown is likely to leave only further cements him as a key figure at the club.
And Brown has already tipped him for the job, endorsing his leadership qualities back in June
He said: “When you look inside a dressing room, you know that people will follow someone like Callum because he is a top-quality player with drive and belief.
“I give him the respect that he deserves because he goes in and he speaks to all of the lads. He’s always got time and he’s a proper professional as well. When we were dealing with stuff when this [Covid closure of football] all began to happen, he was my go-to man. He came up with a lot of things and has helped me out.
“It’s the mark of a captain that he can easily fall into that role. When he talks before games now, all of the lads listen, which is brilliant.
“Maybe three or four years ago, Callum might have said something and it might not have had the same effect.
“But now everyone knows what he has done in the game and they listen. He’s a top-quality player who speaks very well at the same timec