Ronny Deila has guaranteed that Celtic will win the Scottish Premiership this season.
Ronny Deila has guaranteed Celtic supporters that he will guide the Bhoys to the title this season.
The Norwegian boss has made a rather disappointing start to life as manager of the club, but he insists that he will be able to retain the Scottish Premiership championship.
“What I will say is we are definitely going to win the league," he said to the Daily Record.
Deila's constant changing of the starting line-up at Parkhead has been a source of much frustration for the supporters, but they are still positioned fairly strongly in the league.
Of course, Deila's task of delivering the league title is made a lot easier by traditional rivals, Rangers', absence from the top flight, and anything other than a comfortable success would be considered a disappointment.
So far, the club are five points behind the current leaders Dundee United, but there is an expectation that they will soon overcome that gap.
Indeed, the former Strømsgodset realises that simply winning the league may not appease the concerns of the supporters of the club and he has set a rather more ambitious target for the squad this season.
"The goal is the treble," he revealed. “In the cups everything can happen but we have to set high demands and high goals for ourselves. We will see in the end how that goes."
Celtic have already suffered a major disappointment this season after failing to quality for the Champions League and Deila knows he will have some serious making up to do to win over the fan-base now.
Domestic form, where the Bhoys go into every game as favourites, can only do so much and his reign as boss is likely to be defined by how well his does in Europe.
With Celtic competing in the Europa League there is a hope that they can manage to progress into the depths of the competition and a draw with Salzburg was a decent start.
Deila's side immediate focus, though, will be on the league campaign and ensuring they get to the top of the league as quickly as possible.
They take on St Mirren this weekend and, after raising expectations this week, Deila will know only a win will suffice.