Former Liverpool FC coach, Brendan Rodgers, defended his decision to join Celtic, as many pundits condemned his decision.
The Northern Irishman, 43, has signed a 12-month rolling contract in succession to Ronny Deila, who left the Scottish champions at the end of the season.
With the current Celtic manager announcing that he will leave Celtic at the end of the season, the club is left with the task of finding a suitable replacement.
There have been some media reports that Ryan Giggs might be a potential replacement for Deila, but so far there has been no confirmation from the former Manchester United player. However, it is believed that Giggs would want to wait for a decision from the Manchester United board about his future role at the club.
Ronny Deila is quite certain that he would keep having the backing of the Celtic faithful till the time he is the team chief.
This is the second Celtic campaign to be overseen by Deila and this one is proving to be a bit more difficult than the first one.
Back to back wins the previous week gave him a bit of a breathing ground though as his team is now 4 points clear at the top, but, Deila is not ignorant to the fact that his job is on the edge.
And, it’s some of the fans too who are amongst the discontent voices.
Celtic are the favorites on not only winning the Scottish league but also on lifting the Cup as well but the pressure is on Ronny Deila to make it happen as the responsibility of pulling this off is lying on his shoulders.
Ronny Deila’s position at Celtic went from bad to worse after his team suffered a 3-1 defeat against Ross County.
Celtic’s disappointing run of form has seen manager Ronny Deila’s job come under pressure of late.
There have been intense calls for the Scottish club to dismiss the manager in the hope of improved results. Deila has done a decent job after coming as the replacement for Neil Lennon in July 2014. However, his record looks good only when domestic titles are concerned. Celtic have been majorly disappointing in European competitions and this has often been the yardstick on which they have been measured as a club in recent times. This is due to the decline of Scottish football in general.
Ronny Deila has come down hard on people who have been criticizing his team for a couple of below average performances in Europe of late.
According to Deila, people are looking to hurt the Celts somehow and that’s why, they have been so adamant on saying negative things.
Deila reckons when a club happens to be consistent and enjoys a high rate of success, it has to face negativity as well at some point of time, but, in those periods, it’s important to ensure unity within the group.
Celtic are still in contention to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League and manager Ronny Deila says that they will complete the task when they take on Stjarnan.
The Icelandic club are one of the opponents standing in front of Celtic. The Scottish club managed a 2-0 victory in the first leg. As a result, even a draw will see them into the next round. However, there are concerns that the opposition will gain an advantage on home turf since they are used to playing on the plastic pitch used here. Deila, though, is unconcerned about the artificial pitch.
Celtic boss Ronny Deila says that the supporters have been a major reason behind the club’s trophy laden campaign. After being appointed as the replacement for Neil Lennon only last summer, many were sceptical aboutDeila performing well at Celtic.
Celtic FC sealed their 23rd league victory of the season after defeating Partick Thistle with a final scoreboard of 2-0.
The team of Ronny Deila remains at the top of the Scottish League and now that the season is reaching it’s closing stages, Celtic are making their final charge to win the remaining matches and win the Scottish League for the 4th successive season.