Celtic midfielder Charlie Mulgrew has been quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times admitting it was hard when Ronny Deila first joined the club.
The midfielder has suggested it was difficult to adjust to the Norwegian’s ideas and get used to the way he wanted to play, but the Bhoys went on to have a very successful campaign, eventually securing a double.
“A lot has changed since last summer. It was early days for the manager and he was still getting his ideas across,” he said.
“Having to adjust to that was hard but we're much more prepared this year and will be ready when it comes.”
The challenge for Deila and the rest of the Celtic squad looking ahead is how they are going to improve next season.
They have set themselves a standard under the Norwegian they now have to adhere to over the coming months and there is going to be a certain level of pressure and expectation coming from the supporters.
Deila would have been disappointed by the manner in which his team missed out on a domestic treble and he will also be determined for the team to move forward and mount a stronger challenge in Europe.
He’s also facing an important summer in terms of the players who come and go from his squad as he looks to add some real depth to the squad and compensate for any top quality players who may leave.
If he gets those decisions right, there’s no reason why Celtic can’t excel over 2015/2016 and set an even higher standard under Deila.