Ronny Deila makes bold Celtic prediction, 'no problem' being sacked if Bhoys don't win title

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila is adamant that his side will win the Scottish Premiership title this season.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told The Scottish Sun that he has 'no problem' being sacked - if the Bhoys fail to win the Scottish Premiership title.

Norwegian boss Deila, 39, enjoyed a promising first season as Celtic boss last term, winning the Scottish Premiership title at a canter, conceding just 17 goals in the process.

European success didn't materialise, but Celtic fans felt confident that they could make progress with Deila at the helm as head went into his second season.

Yet, so far, it isn't going well for Deila. A two-legged defeat to Malmo dumped Celtic out of the Champions League in the play-offs for the second year in a row, whilst Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Aberdeen leaves the Bhoys five points adrift at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

The inauspicious start to the season has some fans piling pressure on Deila, but it seems that he isn't feeling the heat ahead of tonight's Europa League clash with Ajax.

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Deila says that Celtic will definitely win the title this season, despite trailing Aberdeen at this early stage - and says that he would have 'no problem' being sacked if he fails to deliver on his promise.

"We are going to win the league," said Deila. "If we don’t win the league, sack me, that’s no problem. But we are going to win the league. We are going to prove that in the coming matches. Slaughter me if we don’t win the league."

"We have a clear goal. There are 31 matches left, so talk to me in April and we will see where we are. We are very confident we are going to be top of the table when we come to the end of the season," he added.

Deila can talk the talk, but Bhoys fans want him to walk the walk. A win over Ajax tonight would help fans forget about a tough week for Celtic, before a league clash with Dundee this weekend - a game which Deila will be keen to win in order to pursue the Scottish Premiership title.

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