Former Celtic star Kieran Tierney has admitted when he hangs up his boots he’ll probably go straight back to supporting the Bhoys ‘home and away’.

The Arsenal defender gave an interview to the London club’s official matchday programme over the weekend and was asked if he’d give any thoughts to his plans after retirement.

That’s perhaps an odd question for a 23-year-old to take, but he gave it a good go anyway, and Celtic feature heavily in his future plans.

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Tierney told the publication: “It’s not crossed my mind to do any coaching badges or anything like that yet. Some of the older players talk about it, and doing the qualifications, it’s probably something you think more about when you get over 30, but before that, it’s all about your playing career.”

Asked what he might do if he doesn’t go into coaching, the Premier League star said: “Well when I finish playing I’ll be back in Scotland, no doubt going back to my old life of supporting Celtic home and away again! I’ll be back there doing something anyway.

“I’ll definitely live in Scotland when I finish playing, too per cent. I miss it every day.”

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Kieran Tierney will always love Celtic

It’s pretty clear that Tierney is always going to have a passion for Celtic.

He got grief off of some sections of the support after leaving for Arsenal, but I’ve always put that down to sour grapes. Holding any ill will towards the defender is daft, in my book.

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Former Celtic star Kieran Tierney in action for Arsenal / (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Tierney lived the dream at Celtic and his exit ultimately benefited both him and the club. It’s not his fault that the recruitment team at Celtic Park have failed to adequately replace him.

I wouldn’t even rule out a return to the club in the future, perhaps in the latter stages of his career.

For now, he has major goals to accomplish at the highest level, and I love watching him try.

In other news, supporters are unconvinced by reports that Celtic want to sign Robbie Brady.

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