'Super talented' - Brendan Rodgers makes plea to future Scotland boss over Celtic youngster
By John Reid
Brendan Rodgers has asked the next Scotland boss to do what’s best for Kieran Tierney.
The previous Scotland manager Gordon Strachan played the Celtic left-back played at right-back for Scotland, preferring Liverpool’s Andy Robertson in the left-back role.
Rodgers is of the opinion that the next boss will get far more out of Tierney is he is played in his usual position.
“His best position is left-back” Rodgers told The Scotsman, “if he plays left-back for Scotland then that’s where they will gain the maximum out of a super-talented young player.
He continued, “For Scotland to get the very best out of him, then he is better suited to that one where he can push forward and create and score goals.”
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Tierney recently captained Scotland in their friendly against the Netherlands, where he played in a centre-half position.
He has thrived at left-back for Celtic, being named as Scottish young player of the year two seasons in a row for his performances.
He was also a key figure in the Celtic side which won their first domestic treble in 16 years and completed the first unbeaten league season since the 1890s.
Celtic – including Tierney – return to league duty this weekend with a lunchtime trip to Dingwall to place Ross County.
The Bhoys then face what looks to be a very difficult night in Paris, as they take on PSG in their penultimate Champions League group game.
In other Celtic team news, Brendan Rodgers is a huge fan of Moussa Dembele
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