John Collins responds to the criticism he has received from Celtic supporters

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Celtic crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday night, after a defeat to Ajax.

John Collins insists that he is not concerned by the criticism which has been directed at him, after Celtic’s exit from the Europa League.

Collins and Ronny Deila have come under pressure at Parkhead, due to Celtic’s failure to qualify from their Europa League group this season.

The Bhoys have failed to win any of their five matches in the continental competition and, after a 2-1 defeat to Ajax on Thursday night, the frustration was audible.

Collins, though, is unfazed by the criticism of his and Deila’s regime, and accepts that it is just part of the job.

Celtic have had great success in domestic competition since Deila took over at the start of the 2014/15 season, but their performances in Europe have been concerning.

Celtic have crashed out of the Champions League for two seasons running under Deila’s guidance, while their showing in this year’s Europa League has fallen well short of expectations.

There are now sections of Celtic supporters who are actively calling for Deila’s head.

The Norwegian boss will be keen to relieve some of the pressure on him, though, and his first opportunity to do so comes this weekend, with a match against Inverness.

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