Celtic captain Scott Brown explains what has caused Ronny Deila’s management philosophy to change

Celtic captain Brown believes that Deila has come to terms with the poor quality of a number of Scottish pitches.

Deila arrived at Parkhead last summer, and Brown has told the official Celtic website how he has changed his philosophy to deal with Scottish football.

The midfield captain said: “He understands it’s all about winning at this club. He wants to play good, attractive football but sometimes when the pitches aren’t that good we have to win the battles before we can get the ball down.”

Deila has certainly created a Celtic side all about attacking, stylish play that brings goals and entertainment.

And, for the most part, the Norwegian boss has stuck by this philosophy, with the signings of Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven in January further proof that he intends to keep up the attacking system.

However, whilst this style of keeping the ball on the ground works fine at Parkhead, a number of Scottish grounds are not of the quality to play possession football, and Deila has brought a change to the squad when needed to overcome such issues.

These problems are no ones fault in particular, although home teams will always play to the strengths of their own pitch, and Deila has done well to change his own philosophy to incorporate success, without losing the ideals of attacking football which he has instilled at the club.

The young manager looks to have had a great impact upon the Bhoys this term, and he appears to be building a new generation of Celtic squad based upon his footballing ideals. Yet, he has plan B to overcome any opponents he should face, and that could be his greatest trait on the search to become a top level manager.

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