Former Liverpool and Aston Villa midfielder Ray Houghton said on the Drivetime show on talkSPORT on Thursday evening (February 4) that he feels sorry for Celtic manager Ronny Deila.
The former Republic of Ireland international also urged Celtic fans to retain faith in the club and get behind the team.
"I feel sorry for Ronny," said Houghton. "Why? I don’t know if he was the right man for the job at that particular time, the reason why he was given it.
"At the minute, the Celtic fans have just got to get behind the club and hopefully they go and win the title this season."
Celtic manager Deila has come under pressure in recent weeks due to the team’s struggles. The Glasgow giants lost 3-1 to Ross County in the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup last weekend.
Then on Wednesday evening, the Bhoys suffered a 2-1 defeat to Aberdeen away from home in the Scottish Premiership.
Celtic are are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 55 points from 24 matches, three points clear of second-placed Aberdeen.
The Glasgow giants will take on East Kilbride away from home at the K-Park Training Academy in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup on Sunday afternoon.