Scott Brown says he wants to end his career with Celtic as he celebrates his tenth anniversary at the club today.

The Celtic captain has one year remaining on his current contract, but is desperate to extend his stay beyond next summer, and he will look to open talks after the current campaign comes to an end.

“We haven’t spoken about extending, not yet,” Brown said. “We will wait till after this season is out the way and see what happens. We have three important games left so there is no point in talking about contracts now.

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“But I would love to stay here as long as I possibly could and finish at this club. For me it’s the best club I have ever been at and the best club I ever will be at. The fanbase, the football base and training base is first class.”

After an outstanding personal season, Brown feels that there is still plenty of life left in him yet at the top level. So much so, that he feels he could follow the example of Scotland manager Gordon Strachan and play on until he is 40.

The man who brought him to Celtic Park is constantly in his ear about the longevity of his own career, and has urged Brown to squeeze as much time as he can out of his playing days.

“I probably couldn’t play as well as he did when he was 40, but I’ll give it a right good go,” Brown said.

“I enjoy being part of a team, I enjoy coming into training. It’s been my life since I left school. It’s what I enjoy doing and I want to maintain that as long as I possibly can.

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“[Gordon] keeps reminding me that he played to 40. I spoke to him the other day and he was saying he told me last season that when you’re 29 and you have a bad game, you’re just s***e, but when you’re 30 and you have a bad game then your legs have gone.

“He said ‘You’re 31, you’re flying, you need to get it out of everybody’s head that you’re too old and play as long as you can. I played until I was 40’. And I was like ‘Aye I know gaffer, we all know you played until you were 40!’

“In the past couple of seasons when everyone was telling me I was finished, I just thought ‘Nah, wee Stracho is right, I’m going out here to prove everyone wrong.’”