Former Rangers star set to join Scott Brown in senior role at Fleetwood Town
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Former Rangers star set to join Scott Brown in senior role at Fleetwood Town

Former Rangers defender Steven Whittaker is set to join Scott Brown at Fleetwood Town as assistant manager, according to a report.

The former Celtic midfielder was appointed head coach at Fleetwood yesterday as he follows in Joey Barton’s footsteps and is set to reunite with his former Hibs teammate at Highbury.

Brown hinted at Whittaker joining him at Fleetwood speaking to Sky Sports as

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Whittaker has been working as first-team coach at Dunfermline this season under Peter Grant then John Hughes as the Pars were relegated from the Championship.

However, Whittaker is now expected to leave East End Park and head south to join Brown as the former Celtic captain takes his first steps in management.

The former Scotland international burned his bridges with many Rangers fans after his shameless press conference in 2012 with Steven Naismith.

Fleetwood narrowly retained their place in League One this season, and with Brown and Whittaker in charge, it is unlikely many Rangers fans will be keeping an eye out for their results.

Having previously had the likes of Clint Hill at the club, some Gers supporters had taken to the Cod Army but you can be sure any goodwill will have evaporated now.

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