Quick links


Ronny Deila praises Celtic progress

Ronny Deila has stated that Celtic are moving forward under his stewardship.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told the Daily Record that he believes the team are progressing all the time under his stewardship. 

The Norwegian boss delivered the double to Parkhead in his first campaign, and he worked hard to bring in even further quality over the summer transfer window. 

So far the Bhoys have made a rather middling start to the new campaign, and they are sitting in second place in the SPFL, but Deila insists that improvements have still been made. 

"The most important thing is that you have support and I have had that all the time," he said. "We have a fantastic leader in him [Dermot Desmond] and also in Peter [Lawwell, chief executive], and it is important to feel united.

"We talk a lot together and we know what we want to do and I agree with him.

"I think that we are progressing all the time. We are in a good way."

Deila was brought to Celtic to plan for the long-term, and he has introduced a host of innovative ideas at Parkhead. 

It took a while for his methods to start working, but once they did Celtic played some of their best football in recent times as they stormed to the SPFL title and won the Scottish League Cup.

A similar feat this season would be very welcome, and the club will also be aiming to a long way in Europe, too. 

Although the Bhoys dropped out of the Champions League for the second season running, Deila believes that they are in a good place to have a lengthy run in the Europa League.

"There is still a lot of work to be done but I feel a lot more confidence in this group stage than the same time last year," he added. 

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch