Under-fire Ronny Deila comments on his future after Celtic's defeat to Molde

Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila is confident that his future lies with Celtic.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told The Scottish Sun that he isn't worried about his future despite a 2-1 defeat to Molde on Thursday evening.

The Norwegian has come under increasing pressure this season having failed to guide Celtic past Malmo into the Champions League, but fans were willing to wait and see how the Bhoys fared in the Europa League.

Draws with Ajax and Fenerbahce set Celtic up nicely for two games against Molde, but after losing the first one 3-1, they lost again on Thursday, this time with a 2-1 scoreline.

Mohamed Elyounoussi struck Molde in front in the first half at Celtic Park, and whilst Kris Commons pulled Celtic level just minutes later by deflecting Nir Bitton's strike in to the net, Daniel Berg Hestad grabbed the winning goal for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

Once again, the defeat has piled the pressure on manager Deila, whose continued failings in Europe are frustrating Bhoys fans, even though he has enjoyed domestic success so far.

After the game, Deila was asked by The Scottish Sun whether he felt his future was still with Celtic, despite calls for him to be sacked - and he said that he remains confident that he can turn things around for the Bhoys.

"Yes, I’m confident about that. I don’t think about my position. That’s for other people to write about," said Deila. "I’m going to work hard to turn this around and be ready for next year, as well as the final two games here.”

"What can I say to the fans to give them hope? That all the time we are trying to analyse what we are doing, trying to do it better, and that we are not happy with what happened here. But there is still a chance to go through. If we win our next two games, we can go through," he added.

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