KIERAN TIERNEY is preparing to play for his FOURTH manager in only 11 months.

The Scotland international left-back started last season with Brendan Rodgers as his boss at Celtic before the Irishman’s sudden departure to Leicester City in February..

Within 24 hours of the shock exit, Neil Lennon had returned to the Parkhead dug-out and Tierney played in the 3-0 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie in April that clinched the eighth successive title.

Injury kept him out of the side that made history with the 2-1 Scottish Cup Final over Hearts on May 25 that sealed the unprecedented treble treble.

A record £25million fee took the one-time fans’ favourite to Arsenal in the summer when Unai Emery splashed the cash for the defender who was still recovering from a double hernia operation at the end of the season.

The Spaniard, following a run of seven games without a win, was sacked by the London outfit yesterday – and now the 22-year-old full-back is awaiting the arrival of manager No.4.

Tierney paid tribute to the axed Emery when he posted a picture of himself and his ex-gaffer with the words: “Thank you and good luck.”

Freddie Ljungberg, who had a brief stint at Celtic and made seven appearances in 2011, will step in as interim boss as the club begin the search for Emery’s replacement.

Rodgers has been linked with the job and told Sky Sports News: “It’s natural that there are links. If you are doing okay people want to take you away from something you enjoy. If you’re not it doesn’t matter.

“There’s always a number of names. We’re at the beginning of something here. My relationship with the people here and the players is very strong. We think we are starting something exciting.

“Arsenal is a fantastic club. One of the greats in this country. If the people at Arsenal have moved Unai on, I’m sure they have an idea of who they want to bring in.
“There’s disappointment whenever a coach loses his job. Unai has proved himself over a number of years. I have sympathy for him.”


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