John Kennedy explains what makes Ronny Deila the perfect manager

Celtic Football Club Wide

Celtic coach John Kennedy is full of praise for first team manager Ronny Deila.

Celtic first team coach John Kennedy has provided an insight of the club’s training schedule to the Glasgow Evening Times.

Kennedy has explained first team manager Ronny Deila is good in terms of allowing his coaches to go about their business as well as highlighting when the Norwegian likes to step in and take control of sessions.

“The gaffer is very good, he gives everybody responsibility in different areas. I tend to do more defensive work with the back four. John Collins does more of the attacking work,” he said.

“That makes sense after the positions we played. If it's more of a team thing the gaffer will take charge of that.”

“He's very good at listening which is the most important thing because you feel you've got a manager willing to take on board your opinions.”

The comments suggest why all areas of Celtic’s team have been so successful this season.

Everything has gelled, with Deila knitting together all of the good work, which has been done by the specialist coaches and the manager deserves credit for bringing everything together.

He could have got carried away at a big club, trying to take control over coaching sessions in every area as he looked to settle in and take control of things.

It’s about judgement and Deila knowing when he’s best off staying on the fringes and when he needs to step in and be harsh with a player or put an arm around someone’s shoulders.

Celtic are going to end the season with a double and it’s important the club’s coaching team develops as well as the side over the summer.

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