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Celtic hero Brown takes charge at Ayr

Former Celtic and Scotland captain Scott Brown has been appointed Ayr United head coach.

The 38-year-old, who was sacked from in his first managerial job at Fleetwood Town in September, has signed a deal until June 20026 and is assisted by ex-Hibernian team-mate Steven Whittaker.

Ayr currently sit ninth in the Scottish Championship and welcome bottom side Arbroath on Tuesday.

"This is an exciting appointment," said managing director Graeme Mathie.

"I have no doubt this will be remembered as an exciting period of time on our journey."