With Celtic bidding for nine league wins in a row, former Rangers boss Alex McLeish has joined ex-Ibrox player Charlie Adam in thinking it’s time the player left the treble Treble winners.
The ex-Scotland boss, recently sacked after a short spell in charge of the national side, thinks Tierney should move on to a ‘bigger club’ than the history makers.
McLeish, who, barring three games, spent all of his playing career at Aberdeen, was talking to Italian media over a possible switch to Napoli for the left-back.
Speaking to Radio Marte McLeish said: “Tierney is ready for the big jump and going to play at a bigger club than Celtic.
“When his Champions team faced opponents like Barcelona, Manchester City or PSG, Tierney always stood out and that makes him ready.
McLeish, who admitted on TV that using EBTs allowed Rangers to sign players they otherwise couldn’t afford, continued: “He has offensive qualities, but he is also an excellent defender.
“He is very young and has had some injuries, but he has no particular problems.
“Tierney is very fast and he is not just a fullback who knows how to defend, but he also has stamina, resistance, and can cover a number of kilometres without getting tired. We’re talking about a real athlete.”
His comments come days after former midfielder Charlie Adam thought it was a good time for Tierney to move.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5live, he said: “I think it’s probably now time for him to leave Celtic.”
Next week, Derek Johnstone offers to run Tierney to the train station, ‘for the sake of his career’.