‘The best’: Manager gushes over player he signed from Tottenham

Cameron Carter-Vickers could not make an impact at Tottenham Hotspur, but, according to his Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou in The Glasgow Evening Times, he is the best central defender in the Scottish Premiership.

Postecoglou made the comments about the former Tottenham centre-back after Celtic beat Heart of Midlothian 3-0 in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup on Saturday.

The 25-year-old USA international helped the Hoops keep a clean sheet and also scored the third goal for the defending Scottish Premiership champions.

Carter-Vickers was on the books of Tottenham from 2009 until 2022.

During all those years at the North London club, the central defender failed to make a single appearance in the Premier League.

And then in the summer of 2022, Tottenham sold the American defender to Celtic for £6 million (The Daily Mail) after a successful loan spell.

During his loan spell at the Hoops last season, Carter-Vickers won the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish League Cup.

The defender has come into his own at Celtic and is one of the best players in the Scottish Premiership.

It seems that leaving Tottenham for good has really helped the USA international develop and improve his game.

And Celtic manager Postecoglou is over the moon with him.

Postecoglou said: “I’d probabaly say he’s the best defender in the league. If anyone disputes that, I’m happy to put up an arguement. I don’t think he goes under the radar at all.

“He’s been an outstanding player for us over the last 18-months or so. Again, he’s a guy who is constantly working hard at his game to improve.

“It was great for him to get a goal today because, you know, defender’s love those kind of things. But it’s what he does at the other end that’s important for us.”