Davie Hay says Ronny Deila is thinking too far ahead

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Celtic legend Davie Hay suggests Ronny Deila needs to focus on things short term.

Former Celtic player and manager Davie Hay has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he’d prefer the club’s current boss Ronny Deila to focus short term rather than long term.

Hay has suggested that the Norwegian is thinking too far ahead in terms of what he wants to achieve with the Bhoys, having come close to securing a treble in his first season at Parkhead.

Celtic are looking good for a double this season, but Hay feels Deila is making too much noise in relation to becoming one of the few managers in the club’s history to have won all three pieces of major silverware in one domestic campaign.

“I know from listening to him say the Treble was his target that he likes to put it out there for everyone to know,” he said.

“It is all very well to have a Deila dream - but reality must rule. I'd prefer if Ronny concentrated on winning this title, then focused on retaining it next season before he started projecting to 2024.”

Celtic are undoubtedly the biggest club in Scotland and one of the unique sides in Europe in the respect that they have a decent chance of silverware every season.

Deila may be a little surprised over the way the side have progressed under his guidance this season, but he still needs to be wary.

The Bhoys are a target because of their success, with plenty of teams wanting to take them down in key matches because of the standards they have set for themselves.

It’s cliché but one game at a time and a sensible approach is the way forward, avoiding anything which invites extra pressure onto the team.

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