Report: Celtic make decision over Deila's future, Sergi Enrich and Borja Baston targeted

Ronny Deila

Celtic reportedly have no plans to sack Ronny Deila - and are now watching Eibar duo Sergi Enrich and Borja Baston.

According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic have told manager Ronny Deila that his job is safe - and the Norwegian wants Eibar's strike duo Borja Baston and Sergi Enrich.

Celtic claimed a narrow, unconvincing 1-0 win over Partick Thistle on Saturday afternoon, with Leigh Griffiths swooping in the 90th minute to claim all three points.

The win was Celtic's first league victory at home since October, but it did little to ease the ever-mounting pressure on manager Deila.

40-year-old Deila doesn't have many fans amongst Celtic supporters right now, having overseen the club's exits from the Champions League and Europa League this season.

Some fans have called for him to be sacked, but The Scottish Sun report that Celtic have made a decision over his future; and he's staying.

The report states that major shareholder Dermot Desmond and chief executive Peter Lawwell have told Deila he is safe, barring an even worse run of form in the coming weeks - and have given him the green light to spend money during the January transfer window.

The same report suggests that Deila was in Spain to watch Eibar take on Real Betis on Sunday, with strikers Sergi Enrich and Borja Baston allegedly on his transfer wishlist.

25-year-old Enrich, formerly of Real Mallorca and Numancia, has hit four goals and three assists for Eibar this season, whilst Atletico Madrid loanee Baston has hit nine goals in 17 games this term, including one in the 4-0 win for Eibar that Deila saw.

It seems clear that Celtic and Deila still want to sign a new striker, and either Baston or Enrich could be targeted if Deila does have money to spend this month - though some Celtic fans may not be too happy to see him staying.

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