I'm not Mr Celtic, skipper Brown is! - Samaras
Samaras has been one of several players to take the captain's armband for Scottish champions Celtic during Brown's injury absence this season but still feels the midfielder is the most influential player at the club.
"This club has a great leader in Broony. We all look up to him," he told SunSport.
"In Scotland, the captain has to be Scottish. Broony is perfect for this role. I cannot see anyone replacing him in this position.
"It was great to hear those words from a great player and a great man like Jan. I really appreciate what he said as I respect him.
"I am one of the guys who is quiet in the dressing room. I don't speak a lot.
"But I try to take all my energy on to the park to win the game."