Celtic FC news round-up: Scott Brown’s next step, the latest from Jota and Carter-Vickers and the Dundee United preview –

CELTIC are preparing for the Scottish Cup quarter-finals against Dundee United tomorrow.

The Hoops will be looking to book their spot in the last four who won the League Cup earlier this season.

Ange Postecoglou’s team also tops the Premiership standings, so tomorrow’s match is only the first of a series of great matches.

Here are the best Celtic stories of today …

Scott Brown invited to Brendan Rodgers

KEVIN THOMSON saw Scott Brown’s talent and determination propel him to the top as a football player.

Now the former Scottish international is confident he can prove it once again by coaching at the highest level of the game.

Former Hibernian and Rangers midfielder Thomson sat in his car on Monday night as Brown announced he would raise the curtain on his career in Aberdeen.

Jota and then Carter-Vickers

ANGE POSTECOGLOU has no problem with Jota or Cameron Carter-Vickers continuing their careers away from Celtic at the end of the season as long as they are totally focused on the here and now.

Both players are willing to make a decision at the end of the season as Celtic look to turn loan agreements into permanent deals.

Both Jota and Carter-Vickers have been an integral part of Postecoglou’s roster this season, but the truth is there may be more profitable deals on the table outside of Celtic at the end of the season.

Postecglou surpasses the highs

FOOTAGE came out of the relaxed, airy and cheerful Postecglou Angel, who was interviewed by an Australian television station this week. The only thing missing from the scene was a handy drink to unwind while they chewed the oil. Don’t triple.

The Greek Australians have inevitably dismissed questions as to what could happen on their side of the Scottish Cup, tomorrow’s Tannadice against Dundee United. Postecglou has been reluctant to see the game as anything more than a standalone game for too long to cause further pressure from him.

While Postecoglou savored a wry smile at his compatriots in the twisted reaction of TalkSport expert Alan Brazil to the news of his appointment, Postecglou appeared to be receiving modest praise from his Celtic supporter for his rapidly growing reputation. Regardless of the recycled version of Wham’s biggest hits after Brendan Rodgers’ name was no longer considered appropriate, the Parkhead manager’s popularity would only skyrocket if he managed to deliver a few more trinkets to his trophy case.

Source: Herald Scotland