On loan Celtic star Jason Denayer has explained to the Glasgow Evening Times the main reason he feels he’s developed under Ronny Deila.
Deila has just guided the Bhoys to their first trophy of the season and the first since he took over, with the Manchester City owned defender commenting on the effect the Norwegian has had on him personally.
“He has been a very good coach for me. I think I have improved and got better at Celtic. He has trusted me to play and I have learned so much from that,” said Denayer.
It’s important for any manager to show their players trust because it gives them the confidence and belief in their own ability.
Some coaches are very hands on with the way they develop their players and urge them to perform tactically in big games.
However, the risk of that approach is that it can suffocate the effect that talented young players can have, muting their natural attributes.
Trusting his players is also clever from Deila, because it provides them with the opportunity to react and improve when they make mistakes in big games.
When they make a bad error, he leaves them partly to reflect on it, which allows them to improve their experience to ensure that error never repeats itself.
The focus for Celtic now switches to the cup game against Dundee United this week and going one better than the 1-1 draw between the sides in the previous match.