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.
The Europa League generally does not receive as much love and appreciation than what their neighbor competition, the Champions League receives as it’s considered to be a competition where clubs of lesser quality compete in. However, on February 19 there was a match that occurred between Celtic and Inter Milan which could have changed things around as more viewers will want to watch the Europa League in this season.
Ronny Deila is just not ready to admit the fact that his team is not playing as well as it was at the start of the ongoing season.
The manager reckons the Scottish Premiership Champions are progressing well and are on track to defend their title.
If somebody has a look at the table right now, he would support the remark of Deila because the Celts are still two points clear at the top, but, the truth is that in the last two games that they have played, they have just not looked the kind of team that they are known to be.
The Bolton boss Neil Lennon has not ruled out the possibility of going back to his previous club Celtic FC in the coming years.
According to the 43-year old, while leaving the Scottish club, he had let the CEO Peter Lawwell know that he would not mind returning sometime down the line in future.
Lennon managed Celtic for a period of 4 years and made them win quite a few trophies.
With Lennon at helm, the Celts became the winner of the Scottish Premiership thrice.
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.