Karl Robinson hailed former Celtic captain Scott Brown’s managing debut after Oxford United played Fleetwood.

Brown became a manager after leaving Celtic last summer and playing just one more season.

The 37-year-old was hired as Fleetwood Town’s new manager to help them escape League One.

The former Celtic number eight has had a good start as a manager, with Fleetwood in 15th place and 6 points from the play-offs.

Scott Brown’s recent outing was Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Oxford United.

Brown’s setback may have frustrated him, but his opponent praised his team and his managerial debut.

Karl Robinson, who has also managed MK Dons and Charlton Athletic, is sure to know Celtic legend Brown well.

Robinson was impressed with Browns qualifications as a manager following their dugout battle. The 42-year-old also believes Brown will return to Parkhead as manager.

He stated:

“I’m a football fan, and Celtic is one of my teams, Liverpool and Celtic are the two teams I supported as a kid.

“What he did for Celtic is unrivalled, as a player and as a captain. His leadership qualities are certainly going to fall over into management.

“I’ve seen a lot of players who have come out of playing into management, and maybe there’s a bit of flippancy to the attention to detail and the amount of hours you have to put in.

“I know one or two players there, and they certainly speak about that not being the case. His desire to be successful as a manager is second to none.

“He’ll obviously have the same type of resolute strength in his personality to cope with the demands of management.

“I’m sure there’s hopes one day of going back to Celtic, like Steven Gerrard at Liverpool. I’ve been very impressed by how well they are coached, and sometimes, as a manager, you see that a little bit more.

“You see consistencies through three or four games, you see consistencies with repeated rotations, and repeated ways of defending in certain aspects of the football pitch, and a collective organisation from top to bottom, and you see that in all areas of their game.”

Scott Brown is the player most Parkhead fans expect to become a manager.

Brown became a club icon for his performances and leadership, which he took into the dugout.

Most would want to see the former Celtic captain return as manager. Brown has a couple key years ahead.

The next several seasons will be vital for him to establish himself as Fleetwood Town’s manager.

I’m intrigued to see where his management career goes and hope it leads back to Celtic.

Before it is considered, much effort remains.