Celtic boss Ronny Deila says Scottish football pitches are 'terrible'

Celtic's manager has given an honest assessment of one thing he thinks needs to change regarding Scottish football.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has been speaking to the Daily Record about what would help develop young talent in Scotland.

The Bhoys boss was speaking after watching his side defeat St Mirren 2-0 in the Scottish Premiership.

It was a result that sent Celtic eight points clear at the top of the table as they continue their pursuit of an historic treble, after goals from James Forrest and Stefan Johansen secured the win. But despite being on the verge of an outstanding season there is one thing their manager is seemingly not happy about.

“The pitch tonight was better than some we have played on but the pitches in Scotland are terrible,” Deila said.

“If you want to develop players and get passing football into your team, it’s difficult when the ball is bouncing all the time. If you want skills and technique you have to play on better surfaces.”

Deila has been brilliant for Celtic since his arrival and he already has the Scottish League Cup in the bag with the league title drawing ever closer and their Scottish Cup final campaign still on track.

But it is clear there are some areas of Scottish football Deila would like to change if he could. But that is not a challenge for just one man…

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