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Deila explains most 'important thing' with current and future Celtic stars

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has explained what he feels is the most important thing in relation to his players and potential signings.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has explained to the Glasgow Evening Times what he feels is the most important thing with his current and future players.

Deila has stressed the need for a positive environment at club level, but claims there is also a responsibility for his players to ensure that they are well educated at the club and away from the football scene.

“They have to be football intelligent, that's the most important thing. And social intelligence, that's important, too,” said Deila.

“If they can take that onto the pitch as well, you have the right things to get a good player.”

Celtic need players who are clever on the ball because the Bhoys are always going to be under pressure.

They also need players who are clever in terms of their movement and players who know how to drift into key positions all over the pitch.

It’s all about an understanding of what teammates are going to do for players when they don’t have possession, so they can get into the right positions and make life easier for the team.

Social intelligence is also important because every Celtic player has a responsibility to represent the club in the right way when they’re not on the field.

Celtic have a brand and an image which is conveyed all over the world and the players are employees of the club and need to behave in the right way.

The balance is an important one for all players to achieve and Deila has made it clear what he expects from his players whether they are out with their families or whether they are launching into a challenge during a big game.

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