Aberdeen chief refutes claims Stephen Glass and Scott Brown have been promised management roles

Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack has denied claims the club have offered the vacant manager’s role to Stephen Glass.

Celtic captain Scott Brown is said to have been offered the chance to join Aberdeen's coaching staff. Picture: SNS

Various newspaper reports have the former Pittodrie star as the clear front-runner to succeed Derek McInnes after the eight-year boss left the club last week.

Glass is said to be so sure about his chances that he’s offered Celtic captain Scott Brown the opportunity to join his coaching staff as an assistant.

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Cormack, though, says no promises have been made to the Atlanta United coach, while he also refuted a fans’ rumour that Glass was currently isolating in an Aberdeen hotel.

He told Red TV: “Just to make it clear for everyone’s sake: not one person has been offered the job or guaranteed the job. There is nobody isolating at the Crown Plaza. I didn’t even know there was a Crown Plaza in Aberdeen.

“We’ll go through a process and it’ll take as long as it takes. It might take two weeks, it might take longer.

“We have a strategy that we put in place for the club, both on and off the field, in 2019. There is a clear plan there and we’ve made a number of positive changes off the field. We’ve grown our off-the-field revenues.

“Similarly with the football side we have a clear strategy of philosophy, how we want to play and bringing younger players through as well.

“We’ve got a clear criteria for what we’re looking for. We’ll sift through those applications this afternoon and get at the process as quickly as we can.”

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