The Celtic star that has benefited the most from Deila's management

Celtic's Nir Bitton has developed hugely under the guidance of Ronny Deila.

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton is continuing to grow in importance for the Bhoys following a string of impressive performances under Ronny Deila.

Bitton's future at Celtic appeared to be under threat at the start of the campaign, but he has forced his way back into the team and now looks to be one of their most prominent players.

The Israel international is required to provide protection to the defence and dictate the play for his side, and there are few others in the team who could perform that function as well as him.

Bitton is technically able, but he also has masses of energy and is clearly thriving in a system which allows him to showcase both sides of his game.

The former FC Ashdod man's quality was on full display last night, with his performance against Inter Milan particularly eye-catching.

Bitton was at the heart of everything positive that Celtic did and has become as integral to the team as any other player in the squad.

It means that Deila can look to build his team around a midfield axis of Scott Brown and Bitton, and any doubts about whether he will remain at Parkhead beyond the end of the current campaign have surely been banished.

Bitton now looks set to play an important role for Celtic as they aim to win the domestic treble and will be hoping to improve his standing even more during this time.

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