Scott Brown has admitted that Celtic are facing a summer clear out.
The midfielder is now into his 13th season at the club but is expecting many of the players that contributed to his ninth title win to be elsewhere when next season starts.
Timo Weah left the club last week with Filip Benkovic, Jeremy Toljan and Oli Burke in the same boat. Emilio Izaguirre, Scott Allan and Cristian Gamboa missed yesterday’s presentation which came soon after Hertha Berlin announced the signing of Dedryck Boyata.
Whether it’s Neil Lennon or someone else in charge the next manager will be looking to make their mark on the squad with Brown expecting another changing of the guard.
“There will be a clear-out,” he told The Sun. “A lot of people will be leaving and there will be a lot of new faces coming in.
“There are a lot of lads who’ve been here a long time, who love being here and have won a lot of trophies. They have a lot of love and passion for the club and the fans.
“We all need a huge push now to get the Scottish Cup again and if we do the Treble again it’s another fantastic season for this club. All these lads will go down in history if they manage to do that.”
Brown collected the trophy as Lennon looked on just as they did in 2012 when the first of the current run of titles was secured.
The 33-year-old missed yesterday’s match due to a broken toe but is confident of being fit for Saturday’s re-match against Hearts at Hampden with the hoops looking to secure their ninth successive domestic trophy.