Tomorrow’s match against Celtic could be Craig Brown’s final act as a football manager.
The 72-year-old has announced that he will retire at the end of the season but will step down straight away if a successor is found.
Aberdeen look like finishing in the bottom half of the season despite the goals of Niall McGinn giving hope of sustaining a challenge for a European spot.
A string of disappointing home results have left fans frustrated with Brown set to take a place in the Pittodrie boardroom when he steps down.
Derek Adams, Derek McInnes and Craig Levein have been linked with the job with Brown now involved in the process of finding his replacement.
“I don’t think there is anyone sitting there ready to come in,” Brown said. “That’s my feeling, but I was only offered the job on the board on Wednesday so I haven’t spoken with the others to discuss a replacement.
“No-one has asked my opinion about potential candidates but I’ve already had text messages from managers, both in and out of work, and from agents inquiring about the job.
“When I offered my resignation, I didn’t think I was going to be asked on to the board. So, to be honest, I wasn’t caring who was going to come in next. Now I’m really interested, because I’m involved in the club. It was a difficult decision to step down, but I think it was the appropriate time to give the club the opportunity to find a successor.”
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