Aberdeen: Craig Brown prepares for final game before retirement

 

Craig Brown says he is not getting emotional ahead of his final game as Aberdeen boss before retiring from management.

The 72-year-old, who will be succeeded by Derek McInnes, faces Dundee United on Saturday, still in the hunt for a top six finish.

"I've not felt too much emotion, just a contentment and a happiness," Brown said.

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We gave, I wouldn't say a speech, but a few words each and it was nicely reciprocated

Craig Brown

The former Scotland boss will sit on the board as a non-executive director.

Brown and his assistant Archie Knox left Motherwell to take over at Pittodrie in in December 2010.

The Dons finished ninth during that campaign and in the same position in Brown's first full season at the helm.

Aberdeen are seventh, one point behind Kilmarnock, with a place in the top six at stake before the league split.

Brown said his final training session with the Aberdeen squad contained "good humour and plenty of the normal banter".

"Everyone enjoyed the breakfast that Archie and I put on for the staff," he said.

"We gave, I wouldn't say a speech, but a few words each and it was nicely reciprocated.

"The goodwill is incredible towards everyone here. They've given us gifts, cards and lovely emails.

"We'll hopefully manage to get a result at Tannadice."