Ronny Deila's response when asked what he demands from Peter Lawwell

The Celtic boss was keen to point out a few things about his relationship with his chief executive.

Celtic head coach Ronny Deila says he doesn't make demands of his superiors at Parkhead and admits chief executive Peter Lawwell is 'more on the front foot' than he is at times, according to the club's official website.

Speaking during a midweek press conference, the Norwegian was asked by a reporter what kind of things he demands from the Celtic hierarchy, especially with regards to qualifying for the Champions League.

Deila, however, responded by insisting there are no simple demands from his side of the bargain, only teamwork and negotiations.

And the Celtic boss even went as far as to admit Lawwell is the one making more demands than him at times.

When asked what he asks of his superiors in order for the Bhoys to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League, the 39-year-old said: "Dermot [Desmond] and Peter want the same thing as I do so they are also telling me what to do to get into the Champions League.

"Peter is sometimes more on the front foot than I am. I don't demand things. We are talking together always. We try to find the best options. This is again as a team.

"If you don't have support from the people above you, you can't fulfill your full potential. Yes, Peter has backed me all the way but you need that. That's good leadership."

Celtic host Dundee on Friday afternoon - their fourth-last Scottish Premiership fixture of the season.

Deila's men recently faced the same opposition away from home and came away with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Gary Mackay-Steven and defender Virgil van Dijk.

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