Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told the Glasgow Evening Times that the toughest time in his career has arrived this season.
The Norwegian told the paper that the Scottish Cup defeat at the hands of Inverness last weekend, generated the worst day of his career as a professional manager.
However, he should be delighted with the way his team responded in good fashion to that match, with a 2-1 win against Dundee in the Scottish Premiership earlier this week.
“It was the toughest day of my career on Sunday, really tough. It was really tough,” he said.
“Sunday and Monday were very tough. But now they are gone. I just want to keep winning games and get that league title to Celtic Park. Then we have done a good season.”
Celtic have a great lead at the top of the league table and will secure a double this season, with another league title likely.
A double is probably something that Deila would have taken before the season started at the club, because it represents a great first year in charge of the team.
He’s improved various aspects of the side, raised fitness levels and there is plenty for the club’s fans to be optimistic about moving forward.
Deila will already have plans over changes he can make to the squad this summer and it will be interesting to see how the side competes in Europe next year, which is an area where Deila may feel as though he still needs to prove a point.