Date: 27th April 2007 at 1:14am
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Not exactly big Aberdeen news despite the

bvious Joe Miller tie in but there is a more sinister underlying story that may have it`s repercussions if wee Joe decides to leave Clyde.

If Joe moves then Livi will of course have found a new manger and their interest in Craig Brewster in that capacity will of course be nullified.

The interesting part to Dons fans is the news that Chic McLelland was yesterday sacked and paid a severance fee to leave his position as assistant director to director of football Willie Miller and academy director Lenny Taylor. A position there will be available which Brewster could perhaps fill but the story seems to be developing into a bigger jobs merry-go-round.

Neale Cooper is thought to be the man be lined up for McLelland`s job and Brewster could be brought in to help manage Sandy Clark`s reserve side which finished bottom of their league although a player/ coach deal has also been touted.

Cooper`s Under 19`s manager role would then be the vacant position if all those scenarios are played out.

It`s not just all as simple as that, naturally, as Pearce Flynn at Livingston has contacted Brewster and wishes to speak to him in relation to the manager`s job there so Brewster has a strong hand to negotiate with as he embarks on probably his last season as a player.

Interesting little plotline developing and of course it could all amount to zilch. However, it`s pleasing to note that Calderwood is not taking the very disappointing seasons` the reserves and Under 19`s have had without serious concern and he`s committed to changing the club at these levels. This may mean axing established Aberdeen employees to get the right man in as has happened to ex-player and a man with 15 years as an Aberdeen coach, Chic McLelland which could not have been an easy job for Calderwood.

Calderwood clearly has strong ties with his 40 year old striker and appreciates very highly the experience and knowledge Brewster exudes to his team mates, as he often publicly states to the point of monotony.

Brewster`s experiences of playing abroad and of years in the SPL make him a great asset and it`s his managerial knowledge too that Calderwood wants to keep around for use both on and off the park.

Jimmy is impressed by Craig`s good habits that`s he installed during his career at his many clubs, probably most significantly Greece where he played for Ionikos at the peak of his powers and scored 45 goals in 144 games to become a bit of a cult hero.

Brewster has strict routines concerning diet and training that have given him a career lasting much longer than most of his peers and is still in demand, Calderwood would obviously hope Craig could install some of these habits into his team mates and make him the blueprint for all Dons players.

What`s your opinion? Do you want Craig Brewster to be a Dons player for another season or would you like him to move onto the coaching side of the game either at Pittodrie or possibly Livingston.

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