Celtic boss Ronny Deila comments on Rangers loanee situation

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Celtic boss Ronny Deila has commented on the situation facing Rangers, having loaned five players from Newcastle United.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has spoken about the importance of having total control on footballing matters in his job.

Quoted by The Scotsman, Deila was asked about the situation at rivals Rangers, who have signed five players on loan from Newcastle United.

Chief executive Derek Llambias had to deny via SkySports that manager Kenny MacDowall had been ordered to select them in his team.

Deila said: "I’ve never had conditions imposed on me. I haven’t experienced those things and the power is important. When you choose a club it’s important that you know you can work with the people there.

"This is a very professional club and they want to improve all the time. I had the right feeling in my stomach and since then our working relationship has been good. We speak every day."

Rangers played their first game since transfer deadline day this week, facing Raith Rovers in the Scottish Cup, and it did not end well.

In front of 11,000 fans at Ibrox they lost 2-1, even though Newcastle loanee Haris Vuckic scored their only goal of the game.

Fellow loanee Remie Street also started, while Gael Bigirimana, Kevin Mbabu and Shane Ferguson were lacking fitness or nursing injuries.

The cup is always a bonus, for Rangers now non-existent this season, and they must pull together in attempt to overhaul Hearts for top spot in the Scottish First Division, or at least consolidate the play-off position and find form after a difficult fortnight, which began with defeat to Celtic.

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