CELTIC assistant manager Chris Davies has tipped Scott Brown to thrive in management when the midfielder finally hangs up his boots. Davies places Brown in the same category as leaders he has worked with before like Garry Monk, the former Swansea City stalwart now Leeds United manager, and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, as someone that commands the respect of the dressing room. The Celtic captain has also served as a useful conduit between manager Brendan Rodgers and the other players.

“As a manager Brendan has developed very good relationships with leaders and captains like Garry Monk, Steven Gerrard and now Scott Brown,” said Davies.

“These are people that can relate to Brendan because of the way he is. They respect him. Scott is a perfect example of a leader in the dressing room. Every single day, even in the warm up, he is at his maximum.

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“He is one of the best trainers I’ve ever seen. He matches up to the world-class players I have worked with in terms of mentality. He is well respected, the players follow that as well.

“Garry is now at Leeds doing a fantastic job and I think Steven will go on to become a really good manager. And Scott I’m certain will become a good manager one day, too.

“He lives the game, he’s intelligent, he has leadership qualities, and he lives the game inside out. He’s still got plenty of football left in him and he’s been really good this year. We’re looking forward to the next few years of him performing on the pitch but after that I think he will go into management and he will be very good if he does.”

Meanwhile, Kieran Tierney has admitted he would be willing to play at right-back for Scotland. Gordon Strachan’s squad for the forthcoming double-header with Canada and Slovenia has no natural right-sided defenders and left-back Tierney would be happy to fill in if required.

“I don’t mind at all – I just need to start working on my right foot,” he said. “I played there in a Nike tournament with the under-15s down in England, and we won it.”