Liam Scales insists Celtic teammate who doesn't believe he'll be a manager is destined for dugout career

Celtic defender Liam Scales
Celtic defender Liam Scales -Credit:SNS Group

Liam Scales can't speak highly enough of colossal defensive partner Cameron Carter-Vickers.

And the Irishman can see his Celtic teammate going on to become a future manager. CCV has established himself as the best defender in Scotland after a phenomenal three years at Parkhead. Quiet on and off the park but a monstrous presence in the Hoops rearguard, the USA international is also a deep thinker of the game and, as Scales puts it, his IQ is "through the roof".

Only 26, former Spurs stopper Carter-Vickers still has many years to go before the thought of hanging up the boots even crosses his mind. But Scales reckons the likeable centre-back is destined to carve out a career in the dugout.

He said: "He's brilliant. We have a lot of discussions about the games. You wouldn't think it to look at him but he's one who really analyses the games. He goes through everything and his football intelligence is through the roof.

"I am learning a lot off him every week, even minor things like positioning or how to deal with different attackers. He has been brilliant, he's such a top player.

"Looking at him it's just like he gets on with it and produces solid performances every week. But he thinks a lot deeper about the game than a lot of people.

"He's a future manager. I don't think he believes that himself just yet but I can see him going into a role like that. He's got plenty of years left as a player though and hopefully I can play alongside him for a long time."