Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven has been quoted as saying by the club’s official Twitter account that he has become a better player under manager Ronny Deila.
"I have tried to buy into what the manager here wants,” Celtic’s official Twitter page quotes the 24-year-old as saying. “(I) feel it has made me a better player, really excited for next season.”
GMS: "I have tried to buy into what the manager here wants. Feel it has made me a better player, really excited for next season." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) May 4, 2015
Mackay-Steven’s comments show how good a manager Deila is. The Scotland international has not even had a full season, but he feels that he has already become a better player.
The fact that the former Airdrie United winger has so quickly bought into the Norwegian boss’s ideas is indicative of how persuasive Deila is.
When the 39-year-old was appointed the Celtic manager in the summer of 2014, there were concerns among many.
Those doubts were reinforced in the initials months when the Bhoys struggled, but the way that Celtic have ended the season shows the class and quality of Deila.
Once the Hoops got into form, there was no doubt about their Scottish Premiership title credentials.
It took some time, but Deila eventually got his message through to his players, who seem to relishing working with him a lot.