FORMER Celtic skipper Stephen McManus insists Kieran Tierney will go all the way to the top.

And the ex-central defender believes the 20-year-old full-back is in the perfect place to develop his skills under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers.

Tierney has been likened to legendary Celt Danny McGrain and McManus, who quit as a player at Motherwell yesterday to take a coaching role at Fir Park, said: “I’m in complete agreement.

“When you see Keiran playing, he has absolutely everything.

“And it seems that his best attribute is that he’s a really good type. He wants to get better and better every day.

“It is not easy coming through Celtic’s academy and getting the opportunity to play.

“For me, he is the one, out of everybody, who can go the furthest in his career.

“He has just turned 20 and him, along with Andrew Robertson, who has just gone to Liverpool, of course, are going to be the full-backs for Scotland for the next 10 to 15 years.”

McManus added: “I think Keiran has the potential to go wherever he wants. He’s that good.

“Big clubs will certainly come in and it’s up to him to decide. I think just now the best place to keep developing is Celtic.

“He is working under a fantastic manager, a fantastic coaching staff, playing in the Champions League and winning titles.

“So, Celtic is the best place for him to be just now.”

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