Celtic manager Ronny Deila told the Glasgow Evening Times about the message he gives to his players about the riches in the modern game.
Modern day professional football players are currently presented with a situation where they can earn more money from the sport than ever before and Deila has explained that he tells his Celtic stars not to focus on that possibility.
“It is the same as with the players: you don’t get money out of thinking always about money. You have to love the game and you have to love to train and then the money will come,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“This is what I say to my players: if you want to think always about wanting to be rich you won’t get it. You have to be the best in something and that is how it is in football.”
Clever tactics from Deila
Deila deserves a pat on the back for his approach with regards to the way he talks to players about finances, because it ensures that their focus remains on the football more than anything else.
Players can easily become distracted and focus on something, which will mean they aren’t playing to their very best for the Bhoys.
Deila can’t allow that to happen because Celtic are a huge football club, always under pressure in terms of needing to achieve success and needing to show progression based on the previous 12 months.
He set very high standards for himself in his first year at the club and needs to improve on that, which will be made all the more difficult if any of his key players are focused more on their contract than they are on their football.