Celtic boss Ronny Deila comments on John Collins and John Kennedy

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila underlines the importance of his coaches John Collins and John Kennedy.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has explained how his coaching staff has helped him settle at the club.

The 39-year-old Norwegian was appointed the manager of the Scottish Premiership giants in June following the departure of Neil Lennon.

Initially Deila struggled to get his ideas across to the players and results were not good enough, but in recent weeks Celtic have started to regain their form of yore.

Deila has now thanked his backroom staff for their support during the initial days of his Celtic career.

“For me it was about getting in here and getting to know everyone,” he told Celtic’s official website. “We also brought some new people in and John Collins is one of them.

“It is fantastic to have him around. He’s always smiling and positive and he has good values. He has the same frame of mind in football as me and that is to be attacking, so I think we suit each other very well.

“John Kennedy is also a very good person with good values and good knowledge of the game and he has also been here for many years.”

Celtic are currently three points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

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