Deila: What has shocked me since taking charge of Celtic

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has praised supporters of the club.

Ronny Deila has told Celtic's official website that the level of support that his side have received this season has shocked him.

Bhoys fans have regularly packed out Parkhead and have shown their support for the team vociferously, with a fierce atmosphere being generated at their home games.

It is something that Deila was told about prior to his move to the club, but the Norwegian admits that he has been surprised at the level of support that fans of Celtic have given the team throughout the campaign.

“When I joined the club in June last year, the first thing I was told about was the famous Celtic support," he said. “However, nothing could prepare me for the noise, the spirit, colour and passion which our fans have delivered week in week out.

“I know the vital contribution you make to the club, and as manager, in return, I want to build something special for you at Celtic.”

Deila does appear to be making progress on his ultimate aim of creating something special for fans of the Scottish giants to cheer.

The Bhoys are currently on track to win the domestic treble and by doing so Deila would become only the third manager in the club's history to complete the feat.

It would be a huge achievement for the 39-year-old in his first season at Celtic were he to pull it off, and it would make a statement about the club's future intentions.

Celtic have always been a major side in Scottish football, but they are now looking to totally dominate every competition they enter, and by winning the treble they would set themselves up nicely to achieve Deila's ambitions.

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