Ronny Deila is under growing pressure as Celtic boss, after a recent Scottish League Cup semi-final defeat.
Ronny Deila has insisted at his press conference this afternoon that he appreciates Celtic fans’ frustrations at the moment.
The Bhoys’ season has been rather indifferent so far, and it took a turn for the worse last weekend when they were knocked out of the Scottish League Cup by Ross County.
Celtic were the heavy favourites to make it to the final of the cup competition, but County ended up beating them 3-1.
That defeat has led to the pressure increasing on Deila, with calls for him to be sacked growing louder, and the Norwegian boss admits that he has sympathy with his side’s disgruntled fan base.
RD on anger of fans: "I understand they are disappointed. They have big ambitions & hopes and when they are let down, they get angry." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) February 2, 2016
RD: "If not, they wouldn't care and that would be worse. I have no problem with that and the players feel it as well." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) February 2, 2016
Deila has been at Celtic for just over a year and a half now, and although there has been signs of progress, his appointment certainly hasn’t been an unqualified success.
The Bhoys won the domestic double last season, but they have struggled in Europe ever since he took charge - and inconsistency has reigned this term.
Celtic have brushed aside many of their rivals in Scotland, but they have often fallen short on the big occasions, and Deila is currently under a lot of pressure to prove that he is taking the club forward.