Celtic boss Ronny Deila insists there will be no time off

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has ruled out giving his international players any time off before the end of the season

Ronny Deila has told the Glasgow Evening Times that his international players will not be given any time off during the season, even if Celtic win the league early.

The Bhoys are on the hunt for a domestic Treble which could come to a conclusion 30th May at Hampden Park for the Scottish Cup Final, provided Celtic can find a way through Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the end of this month.

Deila has explained his players will get three weeks off after the Cup Final, with international players representing their country over that period getting an extra week before returning. This is so that Celtic can concentrate on their preparations for the Champions League games that they will face early next season, as they aim to cash in on the new payment structure for reaching the Group stages.

Speaking ahead of Friday’s game against basement boys St Mirren, the Norwegian manager was adamant that all his Celtic players will be available until the end of this campaign.

'No. Everybody is going to be here', said Deila, 'Hopefully we are going to win the Treble and that is the main target'.

The Celtic manager will be keen to avoid a repeat of their Champions League performance this season, when only a lucky twist allowed them a second chance at making the Group stage, only to be knocked out again by NK Maribor.

The Champions League is an important competition for Celtic and Deila’s plans are geared towards making the Group stages.

Celtic continue their march towards the Treble in Paisley on Friday night against struggling St Mirren who will also be desperate for the three-points in their bid to avoid relegation.

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