Mulgrew thinks that Critics should stop being so harsh
Celtic’s Charlie Mulgrew says that critics should not be giving a hard time for manager Ronny Deila, who has struggled to get results in his first few months at the club. The Norwegian was appointed as the replacement for Neil Lennon in the summer. He promised vast improvements over the previous regime, which was one of the most successful in the clubs history. The appearance of the Champions League knockout stages is seen as one of the crowning achievements of Lennon during his spell at Celtic. Deila faced with immediate disappointment after being knocked out of the Champions League at the qualification stages.
This has been followed with an equally poor form in the league, which has threatened to bring an end to the consecutive of league title victories that they have had in recent years. Even though Celtic have been able to comfortably lift the Scottish Premier League in the absence of Rangers, this is still seen as incredible achievement nonetheless. The latest 1-0 defeat in the league pushed Celtic to sixth in the table. For the moment, they are having to contend with the Europa league football which will be a poor consolation. The team are already a whopping six points behind table leaders Hamilton.
Mulgrew says that results will definitely improve and it will take time for Deila to convey his methods “The criticism is all part of being a football manager, especially at Celtic where fans demand you win every match. It’s not easy at times but that’s what happens and that’s what is expected. It has happened here with previous managers, including those who did well, and it goes on everywhere in the football world. Things just don’t fall into place, you need to work at it, especially when a new manager has come in from abroad with different ideas,” said Mulgrew.