FORMER Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has given his support to caretaker manager John Kennedy after he was handed the reins at Parkhead following Neil Lennon's departure.

Tierney swapped Celtic for Arsenal in the summer of 2019 and worked closely alongside Kennedy during his time in Glasgow's east end.

And the Gunners ace - who scored a terrific goal in his side's 3-2 win over Benfica in the Europa League on Thursday night - has taken to social media to thank Kennedy for the role the coach played in shaping his career.

Posting on Twitter, Tierney wrote: "Good luck.

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"Thank you for helping me so much in my career. A hero."