KIERAN TIERNEY believes that Scott Brown will be a 'top manager' and a 'pleasure to work under'.

He admits it will be strange to see Scott Brown in an Aberdeen jersey – but knows it is the right move for the Celtic captain.

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Brown’s 14-year association with Celtic will end this summer when he moves to Pittodrie in a player/coach role.

Glasgow Times:

And Tierney, who played with Brown at Celtic before moving south to join Arsenal has no doubts the success enjoyed by the midfielder as a player will be mirrored in the dugout.

“I think it is only a matter of time when he chooses to finish playing for good. He will be a top manager because he is a winner. He likes to win and knows how to win,” Tierney said.

“It would be a pleasure to play under him, he’d be some manager, he’d get everyone working for him.

Glasgow Times:

“Him at Celtic was all we’ve ever really known, obviously he played at Hibs when he was young but for the last 13 or 14 years you’ve only known him at Celtic so it’s hard to picture him anywhere else. So, a surprise in that sense but it’s obviously a great move for him and what he wants to do in his career.

“I don’t think words would do Scott Brown justice, for what he’s done for me and the club. He’s a legend, the word gets used a lot these days but he is the definition of a legend. He helped me so much and I’m so thankful for him.