Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn has disclosed that he's not surprise that Scotland national team boss Steve Clarke is one of the names being linked with the managerial job at Scottish Premiership giants Celtic. The Villa player spoke to Go Radio Football Show about Steve Clarke and the Celtic managerial job. According to him, he's not surprised that the ex-West Brom boss is one of the managers being touted as the next permanent manager at Celtic and that he expects him to stay on in his role as the Scotland national team manager. Clarke has seen his managerial profile rise after he led Scotland to a first major tournament in over three decades. Scotland will be at the 2020 European Championships this summer after they sealed qualification last year under the guidance of the aforementioned Clarke. He was able to mastermind a first major tournament for Scotland since the 1998 FIFA World Cup tournament in France.
Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn has backed country mate Kieran Tierney to become a crucial performer for Arsenal. The Scotland international was regularly touted to join the Gunners throughout the summer and he eventually made the move on deadline day after the north London side agreed to meet the £25m asking price outright.
Speaking to TalkSPORT, McGinn said that his compatriot has got everything and he will prove a success after making the switch to the Premier League from his boyhood club, he told: “He’s got everything. Once he gets back fit, he will run through a brick wall for Arsenal. Not only that, he can gallop up and down the pitch and get assists, he’s a very good crosser of the ball. He’s also a really humble guy who will improve all the time.”
Cruzeiro president Wagner Pires has dropped an update on the future of midfielder Giorgian de Arrascaeta amid the ongoing speculation linking him with Celtic. The 24-year-old featured in two games for Uruguay during the recent World Cup in Russia and his stock now appears to have risen with the Hoops holding a genuine interest in his services.
Speaking to reporters, Wagner admitted that the club may consider sanctioning the exit of Arrascaeta considering the club are only ‘average’ in terms of their financial stability. Nevertheless, he clarified that there has not been any approach for the Uruguay international and everything for now could be considered as speculation.